Monday, January 26, 2009
Birding in Bosque del Apache New Mexico
In central New Mexico south of Albuquerque lies a premier spot for one of the most spectacular birding sites of North America. The Bosque del Apache is a National Wildlife Refuge in which you will have no trouble during the winter seeing bald and spotted eagles and hundreds if not thousands of Sand Cranes and white Geese.
I am not a great birder, but I enjoy the outdoors, and this year has been special in New Mexico. While the rest of the U.S. has suffered winter, temperatures have climbed to 60F with clear dark blue sky and no crowds.
The pictures on this page were taken by me and demonstrate the abundance just waiting to pose.
The Bosque is about 100 miles south of Albequerque just off of I-25. If you get a chance, don't forget your camera.