Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge is a place where you can enjoy a landscape like few others - where sparrows flock in winter, antelope play, and the valley bottom is once again the sea of grass that greeted early settlers. Additions to the refuge since 1985 protect valuable wetland and riparian habitats at Arivaca Creek, Arivaca Cienega, and Brown Canyon. This combination of grasslands, wetlands, cottonwood-lined streambeds, and sycamore and live oak mountain canyons preserve some of the southwest's rarest habitats used by seven endangered species, ten species of concern, and many other native plants and wildlife.
As Seen at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/buenos_aires/
Located only 45 minutes from the ranch this wildlife refuge is not something you want to miss! Seeing animals of many different species as well as different types of plants is not always something that can be seen in one area. The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge ranges over 11,000 acres of land that has been conserved over many years to keep the land in pristine condition for everyone and everything that enjoys it.
Rancho de la Osa directly borders the 117,464-acre Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. We have access to the refuge from the ranch and you can explore the beautiful desert grasslands by horseback, fat tire electric bike or off-road vehicle. Or, take a quick drive to the refuge visitor center to learn a little more or even schedule a guided hike.