Bosque Del Apache & Ladd Gordon Areas
When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Description: On this long one-day trip we should see large numbers of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes, plus raptors and other waterfowl. Appropriate for all levels of birders. Spotting scopes are useful. Contact leaders for meeting time and place.
Where and When to meetup: We will meet at the Refuge Visitor Center at the Bosque del Apache (see map and directions below) at 8 am.
Here is last year’s field trip report by Mary Ristow. Someone bring a camera and someone sign up to write the 2018 field trip report.
And, here’s an interesting 76-page brochure for a November 2017 event in the area from The Friends of the Bosque titled Festival of the Cranes.
Refuge Visitor Center at the Bosque del Apache
Directions to Visitor Center
- From the north (Socorro, NM), drive south on I-25 to exit 139 (San Antonio), go east 0.25 miles on US 380 to the flashing signal at the village of San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, and drive south nine miles to the Visitor Center (on right).
- From the south (Las Cruces, NM), drive north on I-25 to exit 124 (San Marcial), go east on the dirt road 1.5 miles, then north on Old Highway 1 to the visitor center (on left).
- The lat/long to the visitor center is 33.804777, -106.890917.