For me, birding is fun any time of the year. But because of migrations winter is the best time to appreciate the spectacles of birds in gigantic flocks. Take a look at the scenes that I see on a daily basis at this time of the year.
Because of its agricultural fields, the South Valley of Albuquerque is a bird magnet. Sandhill Cranes like these love alfalfa.
Canada geese travel in flocks that can number in the thousands. It’s not uncommon for me to see five hundred or more geese in the fields of Anderson Farms.
This gigantic swarm of European starlings can turn together as if under divine control.They resemble large schools of fish, which can turn in the same manner.