Waterfowl in my desert NM backyard!

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Camco Realty

Egrets in Bosque Farms, NMProbably sounds ridiculous to those not really familiar with the Albuquerque, NM area, but our New Mexico desert is actually home to loads of water birds!

 

 More particularly, my backyard right here in Bosque Farms, New Mexico, hosts loads of waterfowl on a regular basis!

 

 

The key, of course, is water, and we've definitely got that here along the Rio Grande Valley.

 

Black necked stilts, Bosque Farms, NMWe regularly ditch-irrigate our pastures, grow a huge organic garden, and play host to some gorgeous, and even threatened, species of waterfowl!

The other day, after irrigating our pastures, I noticed some long-legged water birds that I had never seen before, and got some photos. My daughter and I then dragged out our resource books and computers, and identified these unusual visitors as black-necked stilts, a specied listed as endangered.

 

 

 

Cattle Egrets in Bosque Farms, NM

 

 

But we regularly get other water-loving birds hanging out in the irrigated yard, garden, and pasture. Our cute white egrets are favorites of mine.

 

 

 

 

 

egret in Bosque Farms, New Mexico

 

 

 

 

They even let me get pretty close, as you can see from these pictures!

 

 

 

 

Sandhill Cranes, Bosque Farms NMAnd, of course, we're right on the flight path of huge numbers of sandhill cranes, who fly over in enormous flocks, and often alight to check out what our land might have to offer. We had one family of five, two parents and three young ones, who visited almost daily one year. The few remaining whooping cranes migrate with our sandhills, as well, and we get seasonal migrations of ducks and Canada geese passing through, as well!

 

 

 

 

I get to live in a wonderful place! Check our Bosque Farms, NM for yourself, or take a Virtual Tour of Bosque Farms. Call 505-239-4796 or email me at laura@laurawarden.com  any time for more information about Bosque Farms or other Albuquerque area real estate!

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Rainer
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Circumlocation Netheads
Circumlocation, Inc. - Albuquerque, NM

"Stilts"?? What a great name for those long-legged black and white birds. If they're "long-necked" stilts, are there "short-necked" varieties too?

Jun 03, 2009 07:22 AM #1
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Laura Warden Nordin
Century 21 Camco Realty - Albuquerque, NM
30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate

I just discovered that my killdeer are also considered "waterfowl." Who'd have guessed with the way they nest on the ground in my garden??

Jun 16, 2009 08:09 AM #2
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