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)
-If you have a long lens, bring it!