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Bosque Del Apache & White Sands
Trip Overview
Witness the spectacle of Bosque Del Apache and the shimmering landscapes of White Sands, New Mexico. This trip is timed to coincide with the migration of thousands of Snow Geese, Ross’s Geese, and Sandhill Cranes who spend the night along the Middle Rio Grande to protect themselves from predators. It is the best time to see the greatest number of birds at the refuge!

The Bosque Del Apache (Forest of the Apache) sits between the Chupadera and San Pascual Mountains at the northern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. Situated along over 50,000 acres of the Rio Grande River – its wetlands provide critical habitat, protection, and food for thousands of migrating waterfowl and a bewildering variety of wildlife.


Each morning at dawn, Snow Geese take off by the thousands in search of fields to feed in for the day. Smaller groups of sandhill cranes then leave the safety of the water for the same reason – as the light changes you will be able to photograph them in various settings and lighting conditions with the instruction and knowledge of your trip leader – a prof­­essional photographer who has been exploring this region for years!

If you’ve never experienced this “blast-off” It is a phenomenon to behold – and of course photograph! In addition to photographing Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese there are many species of ducks, hawks, eagles, blackbirds, ravens, coots, and other birds along with occasional mammals, such as mule deer, coyotes, javelina and jackrabbits which are seen regularly and up-close.

We will also travel to the wild and unearthly landscape of White Sands National Park. The shimmering white sands of New Mexico fill the Tularosa Basin – creating incredible white desert landcapes against the deep blue desert sky.  Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield – beckoning the creative photographer within! The shifting sands create endless patterns and the desert light plays across the soft dunes under the rising sun of the Chihuahuan desert. ­­

Join us and explore the phenomenal photography opportunities of Bosque Del Apache and White Sands National Park! Bosque Del Apache is alive with wildlife during the winter months due to the mild New Mexico temperatures. The sunrises and sunsets along both the Rio Grande River and White Sands are nothing short of spectacular while the night sky photography of New Mexico is incredible and Bosque Del Apache is one of the premier wildlife destinations on the planet!

Bosque Del Apache & White Sands

5 Days / 4 Nights

Price: 
$2795 double occupancy
+$400 Single Supplement


Deposit: $1000

Fitness Level: 1
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 4 nights lodging

Fly In/Out:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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Trip Details
Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition.


Group Size
Limited to ten participants.


Accommodation
We will be staying in comfortable lodges in Albuquerque & Socorro New Mexico.


Meals
Most meals are included during the trip dates.


Weather
Expect warm pleasant days and chilly mornings. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.


Price Includes
Most meals, ground transportation, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.


Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities.

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  • A Great Expereince!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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