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Bernardo Wildlife Area

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Sandhill Cranes!

Seems everyone has heard of Bosque del apache nwr as a good place to see the migratory Sandhill... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Iris G
Butler, Tennessee
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Worth a look

We were told by some locals that this was a place to at least drive through. Sometimes there are... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Kim B
Newnan, Georgia
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Mar 4, 2018
“Sandhill Cranes!”
Jan 10, 2018
“Worth a look”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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164 Highway 116, Bosque, NM 87006-9700
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Seems everyone has heard of Bosque del apache nwr as a good place to see the migratory Sandhill Cranes but few have heard of Bernardo. The advantage here is that you can get much closer to the birds, there is no fee and no crowds....More

Thank Iris G
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We were told by some locals that this was a place to at least drive through. Sometimes there are more sandhill cranes here than there are at Bosque. It is a much smaller park and does not take as long to drive through. Of course...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We visited in early February 2017. The cranes seemed to have mostly moved away from Bosque del Apache but there were still hundreds/thousands of geese and cranes in this location. It was an amazing experience to watch them swarm overhead in the fields.

Thank Steven-and-Wen
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A quiet place where you can see thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese, and ducks in the winter. There is a ~1 mile loop to drive around where you will see the cranes in the corn fields. At the south side of the loop there...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is a free drive through fields where the cranes and snow geese migrate to. We saw thousands of birds. If the birds aren't in Bosque they are usually here. Well worth the drive through. It is just a few miles north of Socorro.

Thank 259Pamel13
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Had originally gone to Bosque del Apache to photograph the Sandhill Cranes, but were not many there due to a corn crop failure. Bernardo had many fields of corn that attracted the Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese by the thousands. Got lots of good photos!

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