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Angel Fire Bird-Watching

Bird Watching New Mexico Trips

Bird watching in New Mexico is a popular activity, with over 170 species to be spotted in the area, you’d better come equipped with a bird list!

Bald and golden eagles, kestrels and hawks are normally soaring above the valley floor in search of their next meal. In the summer months Hummingbirds can be seen when the wildflowers are in full bloom. You can find a variety of ducks, geese and other water birds in and around Monte Verde Lake from spring to fall. Canada geese also make their nests along Angel Fire’s streams and wetlands.

There are two annual bird counts in Angel Fire each year. The International Migratory Bird Count for Colfax County is the second Saturday in May and the Angel Fire/Eagle Nest New Mexico Christmas Bird Count is in December .