The Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico is a fabulous destination for viewing birds in the winter. At Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and other wetlands, we should see tens of thousands of cranes, ducks, and geese. In the thickets and grasslands, we will find a wonderful diversity of passerines, especially sparrows.
We will follow the river valley from El Paso, Texas, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, birding mountain, riparian, desert, grassland, and aquatic habitats. The generally mild winter weather and the fantastic birds will make this trip one to remember. We could see over 130 species of birds including Ross's Goose, Clark's Grebe, Sandhill Crane, Juniper Titmouse, Crissal Thrasher, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Sparrow, Burrowing Owl, Pyrrhuloxia, Red-naped Sapsucker, Mountain Chickadee, and Golden and Bald eagles. We also have a good chance of seeing Black, Brown-capped, and gray-crowned rosy-finches.
The additional fee for a single-room supplement is $400.
For a detailed brochure describing this exciting winter expedition, please call Joppa Flats at 978-462-9998.
Final payment is due December 8. Leaders will send out trip materials after final payment is received, approximately two weeks prior to the trip's start date. If cancellations are made within 30 days of departure, payment cannot be refunded or credited unless we can fill your space.
Note: Please do not make your flight arrangements until you have checked with the trip leaders.