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Short Trips for Target Species: Rosy-finches, Snow Geese & Sandhill Crane spectacle, NM

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  • Tour Cost
  • Number of Days (Length of Tour)

    4 days / 3 nights


    Dates & Cost

    $1250.00 per person, based upon double occupancy, from Albuquerque, New Mexico.


    Single Supplement

    If a single room is preferred, or we are unable to get a roommate for you, a single supplement fee of $150 will be assessed.


    What is Included / Not Included

    Included in the cost are all accommodations, transportation, entrance fees and permits, from Albuquerque, NM.


    Not included are air travel and associated fees to Albuquerque,  trip insurance, alcoholic beverages, bottled beverages, phone calls, laundry, or other items of a personal nature. You will be responsible for purchasing all lunches, dinners and some breakfasts. Most of our motels offer a free continental breakfast. We will eat our meals together as a group.



    $500.00, check, paypal or credit card, along with your completed Registration Form


    How to Book

    In order to hold your space, you must complete the Registration Form found on-line, and submit it to us on-line, or download a copy and mail it to us, along with a $500.00 deposit per participant.


    Final Payment

    Full payment, by check, is due 120 days prior to the departure date

  • Itinerary

    Details to be added

  • Accommodations
  • 3 nights accommodations in standard motels, all ensuite and comfortable. Wherever possible, we support establishments that implement eco-friendly practices.

  • Additional Info
  • Recommended Field Guide:

    Sibley Birds West

    (2nd Edition, 2016, Knopf)

    by David Allen Sibley

    Sibley Birds is also available as an App




    This trip is for non-smokers only. Smoking is not permitted at any time during our tour.


    Point of Departure (Getting There and Back)
    The tour begins and ends in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The airport code for Albuquerque International Sunport is ABQ. You will need to make your own arrangements to arrive on Day 1, and depart on Day 4.

    Note, the itinerary may change. Please do not book flights before checking upon the final arrival and departure times.


    Physical Requirements (Walking, Pace of the Tour)
    A reasonable degree of fitness is required. We will be at  10,500 feet to look for the rosy-finches.


    Climate / Weather
    Temperatures and weather conditions vary widely during the trip.

    Expect warm to cool and very dry climate. The focus of the tour will be birds and scenery, but we will have time for other wildlife and photography. Expect to take full advantage of the short daylight hours including two relatively long days in order to witness the spectacle of thousands of cranes and geese leaving Bosque at dawn and birds coming to roost at dusk.

    Walking is on easy to moderate terrain. Hiking boots or good walking shoes should do. The rosy-finches are at 10,000’, and we will likely see snow on the ground, but we are getting there by vehicle!

    We will be in a very dry climate. Early morning temperatures when we watch the crane fly-out will be in the 20’s while midday temperatures will be in the upper 50’s to low 60’s. I do not expect rain – please keep in mind that is not a guarantee.

    Come prepared for all kinds of weather!


    Group Size
    The group is limited to a maximum of 7 participants. 


    Final Information
    Final Information about the trip, including lodgings, contacts, meeting locations, etc., will sent about 2 weeks prior to the trip departure, or after final payment is received for late registrants.


    As with all tours, we highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to cover your investment. Please see our section on Travel Insurance


    Participants arriving from a foreign country may need to get a travel visa to enter the United States. Be sure to check the requirements for your country of origin.


    The trip itinerary is developed many months ahead of time. Occasionally, despite our best planning, changes may occur during the trip, or we may be forced to alter our plans. Changes may occur because of weather, road conditions, safety concerns or other circumstances. In these situations, it is the leader(s) responsibility to carefully consider and implement appropriate alternatives. Any additional costs incurred because of changes will be the responsibility of each individual participant. Refunds will not be issued as a result of itinerary changes.