Bosque Del Apache

Bosque Del Apache Photography Workshop

Nov 11 - 16 2020


$500 Deposit to Hold Your Spot

Price is Double Occupancy

Camera Clubs and Large Groups

Let us do all the planning for your next event, we have unlisted dates available and discounts for groups over 4 people. Please call us at     770-401-8671 for Dates and Rates. 

Single Supplements

Our pricing is based on double occupancy. This trip requires a single supplement of $400 for your own room/tent. If you are interested in sharing with another traveler to keep cost down, please let us know.  


We know this is a big trip, we are eager and happy to help! Don't hesitate to call us, anytime. 


A Top Bird Photography Location

Sandhill Cranes Bosque Del Apache Photography Workshop

Sandhills and Snow Geese

Founded in 1939, Bosque Del Apache or Woods of the Apache is a wildlife reserve in Central New Mexico, just south of Albuquerque.  This location was purposely built to support large flocks of migrating birds with the stars being Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese.  An estimate of over 30,000 of these birds relocate from the North starting in October and take up winter residence in the ponds and surrounding farm fields.  Corn fields are plowed specifically for these immense populations of birds to feed throughout the winter season.  Premier photography opportunities are available at sunrise through sunset.  Prior to sunrise the birds sleeping in the ponds for safety from predators awake, the noise is deafening.  As the orange, yellow, and purple glow of sunrise illuminates the sky, huge blast offs occur as the birds move to the fields for a full day of feeding.  From the sunset blast off to the late fall colors in the fields to the return to the ponds at sunset, there are incredible opportunities to capture birds engaging, flocking, and blasting off in numbers that truly fill the sky.


There are also over 350 species of birds at this location including water fowl, shorebirds, and a large population of raptors. When you have so many birds relocate to this location, predators follow.  Coopers Hawk, Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, and Coyotes are the main enemies found throughout the park.  While driving through the park, we will search between the Cottonwoods and Mesquite trees for other fauna including Mule Deer, Javelina, Bobcats, Turkey, and Elk. Uncommon but possible animals also include Cougars and Black Bears. If you slow it down and look closely, there are several amphibians and reptiles to photograph as well. 

Why Choose this Trip?

Professional Photography and Enthusiastic Guides

Serious wildlife and bird photographers both agree, Bosque Del Apache is a bucket list destination.  Whats interesting, they keep coming back for more.  There are not many locations in the US where you can experience so much in such little time.  The ability to photograph thousands of birds in one flock that will take off and land several times throughout the day is endless. We will bring our clients to the right locations at the right times to ensure they get multiple opportunities to capture specific bird behaviors.  We will also search for other photography opportunities, especially tracking and photographing the diverse raptor and bird populations throughout the park.  We will take full advantage of the amazing lighting in the mornings and evenings while leveraging both wide angle and zoom lenses to capture both the dynamics of the flock, small group engagements, or isolation of single subjects. 

Each year there is a Festival of the Cranes, the weekend before Thanksgiving.  This is a crowded event that adds major competition to the photography spots as well as adds severe vehicle traffic. That is why we chose to get there well before the crowds in mid-November. This gives our clients a huge advantage to engage the massive collection of birds with little to no pressure.  

Tom is an expert at photographing wildlife across North America, Africa, Canada, and Alaska.  He shares his expertise and photography skills with a passionate and simplified approach. If you have been searching for a trip to capture an enormous amount of birds, with photography support while having everything taken care of, don't miss this amazing opportunity

Sunrise Bosque Del Apache Photography Workshop
Snow Geese Bosque Del Apache Photography Workshop

We Take Care of You

Gate to Gate, we have your Covered

Sandhill Cranes Bosque Del Apache Photography Workshop

What is Included?

  • 4 Days, 5 Nights

  • Pick up and return Albuquerque Airport

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Lodging 

  • All ground transportation in 10 person touring van

  • Photography Instruction, including post processing and critique.

  • Park Fees

  • Non-Photography travelers welcome

Not Included:

  • Flight to Albuquerque

  • Alcohol

  • Single Supplement Charge, additional $400

  • Incidentals

  • Travel Insurance and Medical Assistance Insurance


Zero Stress Vacation

Nov 11: Arrive in Albuquerque, NM before 6pm

We collect all clients and transfer from Albuquerque airport.  Welcome Dinner and orientation.


Nov 12: Bosque Del Apache

Photograph and explore from sunrise to sunset.  Breaks for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 


Nov 13: – Bosque Del Apache
Photograph and explore from sunrise to sunset.  Breaks for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 


Nov 14: Bosque Del Apache
Photograph and explore from sunrise to sunset.  Breaks for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

Nov 15: Bosque Del Apache
Photograph and explore from sunrise to sunset.  Breaks for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 


Nov 16: Departure, Transfer back to Albuquerque Airport
Departures after 1p

Add on Opportunity: We will be traveling to Yellowstone prior to this trip to conduct a kick off to Winter Workshop, please inquire if you are interested in extending your trip to include this amazing wildlife event with Bosque Del Apache, we will work with your flights between the 2 trips.  

A more detailed itinerary will be forwarded after booking


Bird Blast Off Bosque Del Apache Photography Workshop
Javelina Bosque Del Apache Photography Workshop

Bosque Del Apache

Taken by Tom Mace