Bosque Birds in Winter Talk and Trip to Bosque del Apache
One of the most spectacular places in the world to see wildlife is just down the road at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. If you have never ventured there or have stopped in but really didn't know what you were seeing, this is the program for you. Join us for an overview of the wintering birds of the Bosque. Some come in astounding numbers, while only one or two of others stop by. Some lay low in the shrubbery while others rise with thundering clamor when they fly from field to pond. First, come and hear about why birds are here in New Mexico and where to find what in the special Bosque del Apache Refuge. Then, join great guides on a visit to the Bosque del Apache Refuge south of Socorro. On this adventure, you will get an up-close look at the unique and common birds that spend the winter in this beautiful setting.
Talk: at the Museum on Wednesday, January 19 at 7 p.m. As part of the trip, Laurel Ladwig will give a slide show overview of the birds we might see, explaining why New Mexico is so important to migrants and residents alike.
Trip: Leave in Museum vans on Saturday, January 22 at 10 a.m. After lunch (lunch provided), we will tour the refuge to identify and watch the many species of birds, including a leg stretch or two on some of the many observation decks. After that, it's a visit to the Owl CafÃ© for a traditional no-host supper before heading back to the Museum, arriving about 8:30-9 p.m.
Your guides will includeâ"
Laurel Ladwig, life-long birder, naturalist and informal science educator, has been leading trips and birding the Bosque for over 15 years.
Tish Morris, Senior Educator at the Museum, Naturalist and leader of trips to the Bosque del Apache for many years.
Cost for the field trip and talk is $50 (Members receive a 10% discount)
The field trip is limited to 17 people.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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