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Bosque del Apache Sunset & Dinner

  • Jan 11, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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It's that time of year again: cranes, geese, ducks and many other types of birds are wintering at the Bosque del Apache! It is a wonderful place for photographers and birders. The birds are amazing and beautiful, and so are the sunsets.

The trip down there is about an hour and a half, maybe a little more.  We will re-group at the visitor's center--please let me know if you would prefer to meet the group there (EDIT: 12:45-1pm) rather than in ABQ.

The tour loop is only five miles, but we'll make many stops before finally finding a large flock of cranes (or other birds) to photograph until they take flight at sunset (5:13pm). We will probably be there until at least 5:45, and probably won't get back to ABQ till about 9pm.

Here is the Bosque website, for more info: http://friendsofthebosque.org

Admission is $5 per car, National Parks passes (or the like) are accepted.

On the way home we will stop for dinner at Socorro Springs. I will make a reservation if we have a large group, so please let me know if you will not be joining us for dinner.

Please bring the following:

-Lunch to eat in the car (and/or snacks and drinks for the afternoon).

-Warm clothes--layers are usually the best, and be sure to bring a warm hat and gloves! It will get cold as it gets darker.

-Cash to for admission and gas (if you carpool with someone)

-Dinner money

-If you have a long lens, bring it!

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  • Marcia

    Amazing. Fun. Inspiring. Educational. Saturday ...... can we rewind time and start it all over again? Many thanks to Renee and Paul for organizing the event.

    January 12, 2014

  • Dave

    Beautiful day!!!

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to join the group for dinner - would like to meet at the visitors center.

    January 11, 2014

  • Scott B.

    Renee,
    We will meet you at the visitors center.
    Scott

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something important has come up suddenly, and I won't be able to make it. I am sorry for the short notice.

    January 10, 2014

  • Sherry M.

    I'll be happy to drive. Any one want to ride?

    January 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for offering to drive! We will split up into carpool groups at Kmart. :-)

      January 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would be interested in a ride. .. And chip in 4 gas.

      January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Renee, We will meet you at the Visitor's Center. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I volunteer Saturday at the visitor's center; what time do you expect to meet there. please come in so that i can meet you and give you the latest info on the birds/photos.

    January 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We'll be leaving ABQ around 11:15, so I expect to get there 12:45/1pm. Looking forward to meeting you!

      1 · January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Renee, I will meet you at the visitor's center. I live south of town. I'm ready for some photographs.

    January 9, 2014

  • Cathy S.

    Hi Renee, Please add me to the list of those meeting the group down at the visitor's center, not K Mart. Looking forward to the tour loop and dinner.

    January 8, 2014

  • Jamey L.

    Yay, we're off the waitlist! John and I will meet up with the group at the Bosque del Apache visitor center, and we would like to join in the dinner at Socorro Springs. We're really looking forward to it-- see you Saturday!

    January 8, 2014

  • Lawrence H.

    May I ask why there is a finite amount of spaces? Does the Bosque limit access to the park? Does the elbow room just get to crowded? What if a person decides not to dine afterwards? At any rate...please add me to the wait list.

    January 5, 2014

    • Lawrence H.

      Thank you for your reply. How and when would a person know if they made it off the wait list?

      January 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I believe you are emailed when you're moved from the wsitlist to the RSVP list. I will email the group tomorrow asking people to update their RSVPs as there are usually several that drop off the week, or even day, of.

      January 7, 2014

  • Paul M.

    I would like to ask everyone who RSVP "Yes" or who is on the Waiting list to please evaluate your RSVP, and if for some reason, you can't go. Then please change your RSVP to "No". This way those people on the waiting list will be able to plan their day.

    See you Saturday

    January 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Dad! I'll email everyone tomorrow in case people didn't see it on here.

      1 · January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving myself and not attending dinner. Looking forward to it!!!

    January 2, 2014

  • Paul S.

    Awe... A previous engagement came back to haunt me!
    Can't go now, have a great time guys!

    December 31, 2013

  • Paul S.

    I will be there but will meet you guys at the site as I am in Los Lunas and will go from here.
    Also I will not be attending diner at Socorro Springs.
    I also have to get a burger in San Antono!
    Looking forward to it!

    December 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good to know, thanks!

      December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a volunteer at Bosque del Apache and will be on duty Saturday until 4:30. I would like to catch up with y'all for sunset shooting and dinner. Is this possible?

    December 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can advise y'all on bird locations etc. Thx and look forward to meeting you. R u eating dining in San Antonio or Socorro?

      December 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My husband and I are NM Tech alum, so we hit up Socorro Springs whenever possible.

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this!!

    December 29, 2013

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