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Wildlife pathways: Long-billed curlews

Long-billed curlews (Numenius americanus) are a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in New Mexico. This large shorebird breeds in grassland habitat and New Mexico is at the southernmost extent of their breeding range. The Department of Game and Fish is collaborating with biologists from the United States Fish and Wildlife …

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Meet Leland Pierce, Herpetologist

Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians and if you aren’t familiar with that term, chances are you likewise aren’t familiar with Department herpetologist, Leland Pierce. In an interview with New Mexico Wildlife, Pierce discusses his interest in reptiles and amphibians and the importance of these creatures to New …

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One small fish, one big undertaking

How biologists are working to protect a native southeast New Mexico fish For New Mexicans, the words “native New Mexico fish” may first bring to mind the quintessential image of a Rio Grande cutthroat trout, with its red slash below the jaw, glimmering in a crystal-clear high-mountain stream. Or maybe …

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News blasts from the past

A stack of old press releases highlights the big topics of 1962 You just never know what might walk into an area Game and Fish office. A piece of scat for identification or part of a road-squished snake in a plastic baggie, for example. Recently, a stack of old Department …

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