The annual winter home of migrating Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes

What an amazing place for birders, an truly a unique refuge located on the Rio Grand River in southern New Mexico that has been dedicated to providing these migratory birds a winter home with plenty to eat and a safe place to rest after dark. The Sand Hill Cranes were quite remarkable to witness, both at dawn and at dusk as they prepare for their daily feeding in the several fields available and their fields that are flooded with a few inches of water that isolate them from predators at night. The unique sounds these birds make as they move around are amazing.