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Field Trip -- Birds of the Bosque del Apache

Bosque del Apache, Socorro

Trip Date: Saturday, February 3  •  10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Depart Albuquerque/Return to Albuquerque)

Preview talk: Thursday, February 1  • 6:30 p.m.


Trip Leaders: Laurel Ladwig, Birder/Photographer and Tish Morris, Karen Herzenberg and Helen Haskell Naturalists Laurel Ladwig will give a Bosque del Apache preview talk for field trip participants on Thursday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum.

On February 10, the museum will open a special exhibit about da Vinci.  One of Leonardo's favorite topics was flight and he studied and observed birds and their ability to fly. Join us for a day-long journey on February 3 and sharpen your own observation skills about birds and flight in preparation for this great exhibit. View thousands of birds at New Mexico’s own world-famous refuge south of Socorro.  Drive there on your own OR come with us in the Museum van (limited van seats! You must let us know when you register). We will stop for a sack lunch (bring your own lunch) and then board a large, windowed Refuge bus for the afternoon. We will identify as many species of birds as we can until dusk. Bring water, sunglasses, hat, adequate clothing for the weather, and your binoculars, cameras, and other personal needs.  Trip includes a lasagna dinner in Socorro.

Laurel Ladwig is a life-long birder and photographer. Tish Morris is a naturalist and retired Museum educator who has led many field trips for the Museum, including annual trips to Bosque del Apache. Karen Herzenberg and Helen Haskell have been birding and guiding trips for years.

No experience necessary—come and join the fun! Preregistration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants. Adults only.

Go to for registration.  Cost  includes the preview talk, limited seats in the Museum vans, snacks, bus and tour guides at Bosque del Apache, and dinner in Socorro) 


Questions: email Tish Morris at or call Jayne Aubele 505-841-2840 or email

$65 for the field trip and talk ($60 for museum members)
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