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Tuesday
Dec132011

The Wildlife at Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico

Sandhill cranes and snow geese at bosque del apache in new mexico

Sandhill cranes and snow geese at bosque del apache in new mexico

Sandhill cranes and snow geese at bosque del apache in new mexico

Sandhill cranes and snow geese at bosque del apache in new mexico

The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico is widely held to be one of the best birding habitats in the country and a visit there in the winter will certainly entertain anyone passionate about wildlife. Huge numbers of Cranes and Geese make their home at Bosque briefly during their winter migrations and are the main winter attractions there.

Cranes are truly impressive with a wingspan of between 5 and 7 feet and a length/standing height of 4 feet. The whooping sound made by the wings of a flock of cranes flying overhead together with their high-pitched cry makes for an unforgettable experience. I think the only way to describe it is with the word 'prehistoric.' It really commands attention.

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