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Seeing migrating birds is so hit and miss. Particularly during their 'off' season. Well, this was a pleasant surprise. On the way from New Mexico to Del Norte, we took a detour past the Monte Vista National Wildlife Preserve. The road took us on the...More
Dateline, 09/17/2018 - Based on the recommendations of MVNWR-related sites, I drove down there in the afternoon, looking for Sandhill cranes. One thing not mentioned, and forgotten by me, is that it's been a very dry year. Most of the ponds/lakes were mudflats at best....More
Has a short, but nice auto tour & a nature walk that's 4 miles out & back. Very relaxing. Saw a couple birds to add to our list since we are from California.
The person in the visitor center was really nice & helpful.
This is a good spot to stop for any kind of waterfowl interests. There's an office, rest rooms and lots of info included. The nicest surprise is that there is a driving tour, giving an easy, care-free drive through the grounds. Take as much or...More
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The road into it is not paved but graded. Depending on the time. I took my '05 Chevy Cavalier down it and it does some MAJOR washboard vibration, but it goes into farm lands. It is not a danger, but it was the noisiest... More
The road into it is not paved but graded. Depending on the time. I took my '05 Chevy Cavalier down it and it does some MAJOR washboard vibration, but it goes into farm lands. It is not a danger, but it was the noisiest part of my trip... and NOTHING fell off the car! If yours had decent suspension, I would just keep going slow, but that is why you are going!