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Featured Bird for March, 2003:
Nesting & Feeding
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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
33.59 N 106.50 W
Wintertime is when you will find thousands of Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes and maybe even a Ross' Goose. The riparian habitat along the Rio Grande River holds many Curve-billed and Crissal Thrashers.
Gila National Forest
32.92 N 108.68 W
This forest is home to Flammulated and Spotted Owls, Painted Redstarts and Hepatic Tanagers. Check riparian habitat along the Gila River for Common Black-Hawk.
Sandia Crest / Cibola National Forest
35.18 N 106.49 W
Watch for Black-headed Grosbeak, Hermit Thrush and Red-naped Sapsuckers. Nearer Albuquerque, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a great spot for Say's Phoebe, Blue Grosbeak and Black-chinned Hummingbird.
Featured Hot Spot:
Big Bend National Park
29.07 N 103.19 W
Hike 11 miles to see the Colima Warbler. Lucifer Hummingbird and Gray Vireo are here, too. A beautiful, rugged area. Birding Rio Grande Village in the morning is wonderful. Visit in June, July or August.
International Migratory Bird Day
International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the incredible journeys of migratory birds between their breeding grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central, and South America. The event, which takes place on the second Saturday in May each year, encourages bird conservation and increases awareness of birds through hikes, bird watching, information about birds and migration, public events, and a variety of other education programs. i
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