From the north (Socorro, NM), drive south on I-25 to exit 139 (San Antonio), go east 0.25 miles on US 380 to the flashing signal at the village of San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, and drive south nine miles to the Visitor Center (on right).
F 10, 1/1000 sec, ISO 800, 310mm
I have photographed birds at Bosque del Apache several times. My mid-day strategy is to scout the fields to find out where the Sandhill Cranes are coming in to eat. I position myself upwind from the birds to capture their landing and takeoff. This is one of my favorite sandhill crane images, capturing five birds, one stacked on top of the other, coming in for a landing.