Every year beginning in November, Sandhill Cranes migrate through the beautiful state of New Mexico. Their long journey begins in Alaska and Siberia, heading south to warmer temperature, these beautiful birds stop over to rest in and around the Bosque del Apache along the Rio Grande River. Here the water moves slowly, spreading out along the valley floor, creating the perfect marshy, wetland environment. Local agricultural fields are ideal as they wander through the corn fields tp fuel up as they will still have a long distance to cover. The conditions are so perfect in the Bosque that literally 1000s on any given day of Sandhill Cranes make the stop. Sandhill cranes are very large birds, standing 4-5 feet as adults and they can live 30-40 years.
April 18th, 2022
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