New Mexico: The Rio Grande, from the Southern Rockies to the Chihuahuan Desert

Sponsored by Drumlin Farm
January 17, 2020 (Friday) - January 23, 2020 (Thursday) (7 days)


New Mexico


Kathy Seymour - Drumlin Farm Adult Birding Coordinator; Strickland Wheelock; Tia Pinney - Education Coordinator, Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm




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The Rio Grande shapes the landscape of central New Mexico, with reservoirs, riparian zones, and rich agricultural lands in stark contrast to desert scrub and forested mountain ranges. Our trip begins in Santa Fe in the southernmost reaches of the Rocky Mountains and follows the river south to El Paso in the heart of the Chihuahuan Desert. Bird renowned sites like Sandia Crest for all three rosy-finches and Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for the spectacle of thousands of roosting geese and cranes. Other possibilities include Clark's and western grebes, ferruginous hawk, prairie falcon, Woodhouse's scrub-jay, pinyon jay, juniper titmouse, black-throated and rufous-crowned sparrows, Townsend's solitaire, acorn woodpecker, Williamson's sapsucker, phainopepla, crissal thrasher, and more.

We maintain a low participant-leader ratio for all of our overnight programs. As a result, our guests have an easier time finding and seeing wildlife, and leaders have more time for individualized interactions with each participant. These programs are open to everyone age 18 and older. Fees include all ground and boat transportation, interpretive materials, entrance fees, and lodging unless otherwise noted. Fees are based on double occupancy; optional single rooms available for a supplemental fee except where noted.

To register call 781-259-2220 or email

For an itinerary or more information contact Kathy Seymour at or 781-259-2207.

Instructions and Directions:

Single supplement is $400. Final payment is due Nov 17, 2019.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773