Great birding in the American southwest...

The snow-capped Sandia Mountains that reach above Albuquerque, with habitats that range from grasslands to spruce-fir forests that stretch to 10,678 feet at Sandia Crest - - almost two miles high!

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico’s crown jewel of birding, winter home of Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, and incredible numbers of waterfowl and raptors.

Elephant Butte Reservoir to search for Clark’s Grebe, Water Canyon, home of Prairie Falcons, Pinyon Jays, and Pronghorn, and Percha Dam for a nice variety of songbirds and waterfowl.

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Best Season:Late Fall, Early Winter
Popular Location: Bosque del Apache, Sandia Mountains, Elephant Butte Reservoir