Sandhill in Shadow

Along the Central Flyway you can visit Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. It is one in our system of 561 refuges spanning all 50 states, the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands. Sandhill cranes, synonymous with the refuge, forage in open prairies, grasslands and wetlands on their migration from breeding grounds as far north as Canada south to Mexico. This sandhill crane was landing for the evening to feed.