On my recent road trip I had a chance to stop by one of my favorite places to photograph birds, Bosque Del Apache. 40,000 Snow and Ross’s Geese, 10,000 Sandhill cranes, and countless waterfowl are currently at the refuge. What makes Bosque so special is in addition to the concentrations of birds, photographers have incredible access and New Mexico flaming sunsets to boot.
The refuge is accessed by driving a dike road around the various ponds and fields. The birds are used to photographers, so you can photograph them right along side the road. These birds winter here before heading north in the spring.
One of the special moments at Bosque is when the birds erupt in the morning and take off to feed and roost in other areas. It is hard to describe the sight and sound of thousands of waterfowl flying across a crimson sunrise.
Next December I am teaching a workshop there with ANPW. In addition to Bosque we will visit White Sands for a few days of landscape shooting. Come join me for some of the best New Mexico has to offer, this trip is sure to fill up.