Southern New Mexico Wildlife & Hunting at Midbar Ranch
Midbar Ranch Is Home to Abundant Wildlife
The ranch is situated on the eastern slopes of the Peloncillo Mountains which connect the Rocky Mountains to the north with the Sierra Madre Occidental Range in Mexico. This forms an important migratory pathway for neotropical migrating birds and terrestrial animals, thus the range supports a wide diversity of wildlife species. Guadalupe Canyon in the extreme south of this range is designated as a Zoological/Botanical Area by the Forest Service. The area supports at least 318 bird species, 15 of them are varieties of hummingbird which is a majority of the total hummingbird species found in the U.S. There are 90 species of terrestrial mammals, including the occasionally sighted jaguar, 89 species of amphibians and several thousand invertebrates.