New Mexico | May 14, 2024
New Mexico Spring Migration Central Flyway, Santa Fe, Taos, eastern High Plains to the Pecos region.
Southern Rocky Mountains and High Plains, Birding during Spring Migration.
Mexico is a spectacular state with astonishing ecological diversity–wet and dry habitats, wide-open blue sky, eastern plains, grasslands, mountain ranges exceeding 12,000 ft. elevation with wonderful Aspen forests, deep canyons, plus pine and juniper forests situated on the spine of the Continental Divide. Birding in New Mexico offers bird species found west of the Continental Divide–Pacific Flyway, as well as bird species from east of the Continental Divide–Central Flyway, which contribute to an impressive birding experience. Spring migration through the Rocky Mountains will be underway. Birds will be making their way to the northern nesting grounds. I will bring the latest field guides for you to use during the trip. Bring your camera to take advantage of the many photo opportunities this field trip will provide. I will bring a 60 Power Swarovski Scope for the trip to share. We do not get dirty on this trip but bring a fleece vest and light rain cover.
Day by Day Itinerary
Arriving May 13, 2024 ending May 18th.
Arriving Monday May 13th checking into the Albuquerque Best Western Airport.
May 14th we get an early start by birding The Rio Granda River Hispanic Riparian habitat.
That afternoon we move to Mount Sandia to travel to the summit.
May15th we bird Santa Fe Canyon and an Audubon property.
May 16th we will bird in Taos, visiting several key areas including the Rio Granda River Bridge State Park.
May 17th we travel to eastern New Mexico to Maxwell NWR for grassland species.
May 18th on our return to Albuquerque, we’ll bird the Rio Granda National Monument.
May 18th field trip ends in Albuquerque.