Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex, Bernardo, New Mexico, about one hour south of Albuquerque

The Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex consists of four areas. This post is about one of them, the Bernardo Waterfowl Area off of Exit 175 of I25.

This is a little known gem that is one of our favorites. We like it because we can take a quick, spontaneous trip there. It is especially impressive at sunset. It is open in the winter and is free. You can access great photography viewpoints from your car.

The appearance and sound of snow geese flying toward and then over you is awe-inspiring.
Sandhill Cranes with starlings rising above them.
A beautiful marmuration of starlings.
A kindred spirit
Cranes above the setting sun
A glorious sunset
End of the day’s journey

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