What you'll do
The region of NM where I live is high desert to high mountains (elevation from 5000-11000 feet). Because different birds live in these different habitats, we will start the morning off by birding an area called Embudito Canyon which is the lowest elevation. I will find for you desert bird species and will teach you how to identify them based on their calls, songs and plumage. I will educate you on how to find these birds on your own. After 3 1/2 hours we will drive over to Doc Long Picnic Area in the Sandia Mountains, a well know area for summer resident bird species and fall migrants. After eating a picnic style lunch that I provide we will head up the trail to find more birds. I will be sharing information on each species we encounter from life cycle to migration. We will spend 2 1/2 hours birding this Canyon before heading up the mountain, by car to the crest of the Sandias in search of the higher elevation birds. Our last part of the trip will entail a beautiful view of Albuquerque and surrounding mountains along with high montane bird species. After a full day of watching and learning I will return you to your vehicle.
I will provide a picnic style lunch that can be adjusted to the needs of the individuals if there are any dietary…
Water will be provided
Transportation to the area where we will bird and back
A spotting scope and use of field guide will be available
My reputation precedes me! My unusual name along with my quirky personality have served me well as a professional Bird Guide. My 40 years of field ornithology experience (study of all things feathered) include: working with USFWS running bird surveys, bird banding work, leading & co-leading Bird Tours throughout the US & Mexico and teaching. I enjoy sharing my wealth of knowledge on finding birds, and identifying birds by sight and sound with birders of all levels and ages. My goal is to ensure each participant goes home with a new enthusiasm for bird watching.
Where you'll be
There are two main places that I will take folks birdwatching: high desert birding where we will find birds that reside in the lower, warmer climates and higher mountainous regions where we will find the birds that reside in those cooler environs.
Keep these in mind
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Up to 3 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
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Bird with Expert Guide Wezil Walraven
₹17,007 per personNew experience
₹17,007 per person