Bosque del Apache to see the Cranes

  • November 24, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO CARPOOL, MEET AT THE IHOP at 2020 Buena Vista SE ON GIBSON AND i25 AT 10:00 A.M. 

http://local.yahoo.com/info-49264173-ihop-restaurant-albuquerque

THERE ARE SO MANY MEMBERS ATTENDING FROM TWO MEETUPS, AND I AM AFRAID OF NO-SHOWS, THAT I AM GOING TO GET A LIST OF RESTAURANTS AND PASS OUT COPIES AND EACH CARLOAD CAN DECIDE   WHERE AND IF THEY WANT TO EAT.

This place is amazing during the annual migration of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese in November. The sights and sounds of tens of thousands of birds as they "blast-off" - well what can I say? Incredible!

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Bosque del Apache, which means "woods of the Apache", was named for the people who often camped in the riverside forest. Today it is known as one of the most spectacular Refuges in North America.

This 57,331 acre refuge straddles the Rio Grande Valley in Socorro County, New Mexico. It ranges in elevation from 4,500 to 6,195 feet above sea level. It receives approximately 8 inches of precipitation each year. Within the refuge borders lie three wilderness areas totaling approximately 30,850 acres and five research natural areas totaling 18,500 acres.

http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=22520

http://www.socorro-nm.com/buckhorn.htm

https://foursquare.com/v/ihop/4b972af1f964a520b7fa34e3  

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  • Gillian F.

    Great adventure!

    November 25, 2012

  • Susan F.

    Wow! Seeing the Cranes and Snow Geese fly in was awesome!

    November 24, 2012

  • Jan J.

    I live in Rio Communities, east of Belen across the Rio Grande. Will probably not meet you in ABQ. Can I meet you at Bosque del Apache?

    May 19, 2012

    • Susan F.

      Jan - my cellphone number is 934-2872. Most of us will be in groups with people we carpooled with, so you can tag along with whatever group you locate there at the Bosque.

      November 17, 2012

    • Jan J.

      Susan: thanks for the response. I changed my RSVP to No as I have been ill -- opened up the waiting list for someone else.

      November 18, 2012

  • Kim C.

    I also need to know when we are getting back, since I am hosting another meetup that night.

    November 17, 2012

    • Susan F.

      Kim, it depends on who you are carpooling with on what time you will be back.

      November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we need to buy tickets for the event or is a it drive through? Thanks, PJ (Jan)

    November 4, 2012

    • Susan F.

      It is free - you drive and park and drive and park, etc.,

      November 5, 2012

    • Susan F.

      I did find out there is a $5.00 per car parking fee.

      November 17, 2012

  • Susan F.

    Dusty - it depends on who you carpool with. If you don't carpool, they you can stay around as long as you want.

    November 17, 2012

  • Dusty

    Is this group going to be staying for sunset & photography? I thought I had signed up with a different group, but now it appears that I am on the waiting list instead & I really want to see the cranes!

    November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since we now have a waitlist please update your rsvp if you find you can no longer attend.

    November 16, 2012

    • Michelle

      at what time will the car pools arrive back in Albuquerque?

      November 16, 2012

  • Michelle

    at what time will the car pools arrive back in Albuquerque?

    November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So is this just for the landing, I'm guessing. The takeoff is at daylight, right? I haven't been for a few years....sounds good!

    November 10, 2012

  • Susan F.

    Ok Kim - no problemo - meet at the IHOP on Gibson and Buena Vista at 10:00 A.M.

    1 · October 20, 2012

  • Kim C.

    Can I carpool with someone, pleeeeeze?

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Best estimate - what time will the carpool arrive back in Albuquerque?

    October 20, 2012

  • Susan F.

    Michelle - this isn't a kid event. If you mean teenagers, say 14 and over, that would be fine.

    July 27, 2012

  • Susan F.

    Jan - yes, you can meet us at the Bosque del Apache - will set up a time and place as this event gets nearer.

    July 27, 2012

  • Michelle

    Are kids welcome?

    July 27, 2012

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