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New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment, with good reason. Between its beautiful Chihuahuan Desert, the lovely forested wildernesses of the Sandia and Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges, its rugged petroglyph-filled rose-colored deserts, and its expansive native grasslands, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring settings.
Our 2019 and 2020 trips were big hits (see the triplists here and here). On this itinerary, based in the cool high desert of central New Mexico, we will visit many of these breathtaking habitats. A couple of the main avian targets will be the wintering Rosy-Finch fiesta (four varieties in one location!) in the Sandias, as well as the amazing spectacle of Sandhill Cranes and Snow and Ross's Geese wintering around Bosque Del Apache. In addition to these two headliners, we will be seeking high-desert residents such as Cactus Wren and Crissal Thrasher, mountain west breeders like Green-tailed Towhee, Williamson's Sapsucker, Pinyon Jay, and Juniper Titmouse, birds with a more southwestern feel, like Phainopepla and Pyrrhuloxia, and some of the denizens of the western grasslands and prairies, like Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, and multiple species of Longspurs.
We'll also have a chance to experience some of the rich art scene and cultural history of Santa Fe, with a few hours spent exploring the quaint and fascinating downtown of New Mexico's capital city.
Select the KEY INFO tab or click here for our itinerary plus space requests, status, fees, limits, and guides for any departure.
"We chose this trip because we've traveled with Field Guides many times and know the excellence of the guides and overall management. The overall tour experience was excellent.The guides, Doug Gochfeld and Cory Gregory, although younger and relatively new to Field Guides are every bit as capable at all the aspects of guiding as the founders and veterans of the company. As always, office service was prompt, accurate, efficient, friendly, etc." S.B., NEW MEXICO 2019
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ITINERARIES • TOUR STATUS • DETAILS • SPACE REQUESTSITINERARIES • We issue a separate itinerary for each year, typically at least 9 months before that year's first departure. Most itineraries don't vary much year to year, but there may be small or rarely more substantive changes. A sample previous-year itinerary is usually available even if the one for your chosen departure is not. We do not require any deposit for provisional bookings until the itinerary for the departure is ready.
- 2023 sample (PDF)
- 2024 (PDF expected May 2023)
DEPARTURES • We have 1 departures currently scheduled through 2024, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
Feb 3-10, 2024
Guided by: Cory Gregory
Tour Manager: Nicole Cannon
Tour Limit: 7
Status: Open - Space is still available on this tour, and we are accepting provisional bookings. No deposit is required until you receive the itinerary. Click below to book space.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD / 2023=$2925
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Enjoy looking through the 3 most recent Field Guides triplists for this tour linked below!