New Mexico – Winter in the Land of Enchantment

Welcome to the Rosy-Finch capital of the world!

From the deafening sound of twenty-thousand snow geese rising above Bosque del Apache NWR to the stark desert and mountain scenery it’s easy to see what they call this the Land of Enchantment. New Mexico offers a great mix of rocky mountain and southwestern desert birds coupled with world class food and stunning scenery. A quick and powerful trip that’s not to be missed!


January  2019 Dates TBA

2019 Cost TBA

With Raymond VanBuskrik

12 Participant Maximum

Confirmation TBA

Point of Arrival/Departure – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (New Mexico)


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2016 Set Departure Trip

2015 Partner Trip


Local Conservation Partners 

Rio Grande Bird Research Inc

Rio Grande Bird Research IncRio Grande Bird Research has been banding birds since 1979 at the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque. This project has contributed thousands of valuable bird data to the North American Bird Banding Program at the Patuxent Wildlife Laboratory. RGBR is totally operated by volunteers who give their time and energy to continue this valuable contribution to studies of dispersal and migration, behavior and social structure, life-span and survival rate, reproductive success and population growth of North American birds. The RGBR is the organization under which the Rosy Finch Project is administered. Raymond, Michael and Lee are all active volunteers of the group and have received numerous hours of education and mentorship in bird banding from RGBR. BRANT gives dollars to help offset the costs of seed, rosy-finch feeders and traps, mist nets and banding tools needed to conduct the research. Visit the RGBR website  or the RGBR Facebook page for more information.