New Mexico May 2015

NORTHERN NEW MEXICO IN THE SPRING: A special transect of the Land of Enchantment. May 10-18, 2015

 

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

 

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New Mexico Cinder Cones

This journey along the northern brow of New Mexico follows historic Route 64 and has some of the most varied scenery and wildlife habitats in the country. We will traverse the breadth of this magnificent, and yes enchanting, state from the lowlands of the eastern grasslands to some spectacular volcanic areas and to the heights of the impressive southern Rocky Mountains We will cross the remarkable valley of the upper Rio Grande and the Colorado Plateau. Finally we will enter the ancient and sacred Navajo lands, including Shiprock and Acoma.

 We will experience ancient cultures and sites with famous (and mysterious) names such as Capulin Volcano, the Santa Fe Trail, Sandia Crest, Taos, Chama, and the Bisti Badlands. Each one will entice us with chances for special birds and other wildlife too. Just a sampling includes Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Pinyon Jay, Crissal Thrasher, Virginia’s Warbler, and Sage Sparrow. Many things are special in New Mexico including the light, which is magical, and the changing palettes of the mountains and deserts reflect this exceptional quality.

COST: $2150 based on double occupancy.  Single supplement of $295. The trip begins and ends in Albuquerque. Most meals are included. Reserve your spot by sending a deposit of $350, per person, directly to Anne St Cyr:  2 Scituate Place Unit 27, Merrimack, NH  03054.

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