I stayed in Alamosa so I could come into town a bit early and try to run over to the Refuge. It was gray and overcast to the south, a bit of rain and an evening, early spring. The light in the early evening was absolutely breathtaking. Because it was barely spring, the trees were mostly leafless but the mountains... 更多
My son had heard that Sandhill cranes were migrating through this Refuge. We saw about one hundred cranes. Also saw many varieties of ducks and other birds.
My wife and I visited the preserve based on Trip Advisor Reviews. We saw a fair number of ducks, geese, and what we think were a few Sand Hill Cranes a long way away. It was a nice day and wish we were in the area when the Sand Hill Cranes were around.
What a treat to park your car and get out and sit and watch the Sandhill Cranes. Plenty of easy parking and info boards and benches. Or bring your own chairs.
Depending on time of the year many migratory birds fly through the valley visiting the wetlands.On County Road 15 approximately at 8 E. you will find the Wildlife Deptmartment.Wildlife officials have a vast knowledge of the Reserve and can direct you to proper viewing sites.There is an auto tour and various stops along 15 designed to enjoy.Please check in at... 更多
We often see the cranes from our backyard on the Rio Grande in Bernalillo, NM, or at the Bosque del Apache Reserve in NM. We stopped at this refuge on the way to Alamosa, but there are no cranes in the summer...just a few song birds. This is a wonderful opportunity to view thousands of cranes, but be sure to... 更多