The Dog Doesn’t Die

Book reviews & random thoughts

New Mexico 2010: Birds

Dave and I are not birders, as such, but for years we’ve been hearing about Bosque del Apache, a National Wildlife Refuge about 90 miles south of Albuquerque. If you’re there at the right time of year — December, not October — you can see huge flocks of birds take flight at dawn. And the rest of the year? You’re likely to see some interesting birds, just not as many all at once. So Sarah at Adobe Nido packed us each a breakfast, we set the alarm for 5 a.m., and we arrived at the refuge just a little before 7 a.m. Here is some of what we saw:

I could post more pictures from Bosque del Apache, but we saw lots of other birds on this trip, too. For example, the day before we went to the Albuquerque Zoo and saw these budgies in the Australia exhibit:


And we saw this beautiful Steller’s Jay along the Pecos River:

There were others: ravens, hawks, more Steller’s Jays, and hummingbirds. These were just the ones that interested me most.

Next up: Other animals


November 7, 2010 - Posted by | Albuquerque, birds, national parks, New Mexico, Santa Fe, Taos, travel, wildlife | , , , ,


  1. Adding it to my bucket list!

    Comment by Terri | November 7, 2010 | Reply

  2. Those pictures are stunning! “Bucket list” for sure!

    Comment by KarenRambo | November 7, 2010 | Reply

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