Experiencing winter bird migration, 2008 travel blog

Experiencing winter bird migration, 2008

Patricia travel blog
Two attractions drew me to winter in New Mexico: a Southwestern Christmas celebration and to see the migratory birds wintering site.
Sandhill cranes
Christmas is celebrated in the Mexican tradition with emphasis on family get-togethers. Luminaries light up walk-ways inviting one to step in and share in hot drinks and cookies. New Mexico also has many refuges and wetlands where migratory birds from the far north spend their winter..

Order: oldest at bottom ( reverse )

 
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Final leg home
 
 
 
Roper Lake State Park
 
 
 
 
Historic Old West Highway
 
 
 
Through Lordsburg
 
 
 
 
Scenes from a rural road
 
 
 
Bosque del Apache
 
 
 
 
Percha Lake on the...
 
 
 
 
Too windy for us
 
 
 
Rockhound State Park
 
 
 
 
And into New Mexico
 
 
 
Painted Rock
 
 
 
Glamis
 
 
 
 
Sonny Bono Nature...
 
 
 
 
Birds abound
 
 
 
The Salton Sea
 
 
 
Starting our trip east
 
 
 
Family gathering
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