Sandhill Cranes in flight at sunrise, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge © Chuck Luzier
© Chris Murray
Sandhill crane coming in for a landing © Chuck Luzier
Bosque del Apache
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is on most bird photographers’ list of places they want to photograph. And no wonder! This 57,000 acre site in central New Mexico was created to provide a resting place for migrating waterfowl. It has become famous for the tens of thousands of sandhill cranes, ducks and geese that come every winter. After spending the night in the water, many of the geese take off around dawn, all at once, in a truly awesome spectacle. Other species, from blackbirds to wild turkeys, also call Bosque home, for at least part of the year. The husband and wife team of Chuck Luzier and Maresa Pryor-Luzier are your guides to the best locations and times to photograph these amazing birds, beautiful landscapes, colorful skies and mass lift offs. Both are experienced bird photographers and have been to Bosque many times. Now’s your turn. Sign up for this December 4-7 event while there are still open spots. Learn all about it here.
NANPA’s Regional Events are your opportunity to experience stunning landscapes, wildlife, locations and nature photography opportunities. If you haven’t been on one yet, you’re missing out.