ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Something pretty cool is happening in the Bosque.
A pair of great horned owls have nested there, and now their babies have hatched and are coming out to see the world.
The nest was spotted during the trail improvement project between I-40 and Campbell Road.
Parks and Rec worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make sure they were safe during the project.
They kept big equipment away and brought in biologists to make sure the owls were safe.
The city doesn’t want to give the exact location of the owls to give them a little privacy.
These owls aren’t the only ones in the Bosque, Parks and Rec says there are a number of breeding pairs that have made the Bosque their home.
The great horned owl is not endangered but it is protected.