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Reviews, photos and videos for program: Photographing the Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese of Bosque del Apache
Bill from Columbia, SC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/07/16 - 01/11/16
I can only echo the previous comments on this program. Having attended three programs directed by Robert Winslow this had to be the best one yet. The Bosque and Bernardo waterfowl refuges are perfect for anyone who wishes to photograph cranes, geese, ducks, and many other species in a natural setting. Robert, Dale, and Tim are very helpful to new comers to wildlife photography.

Dwight from Durango, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/03/16 - 01/07/16
When we first arrived the weather was less than cooperative. The light snow and frozen ponds meant that the cranes and snow geese were not in their usual fields. Nonetheless, Robert Winslow (tour instructor and professional wildlife photographer did an outstanding job of locating these birds. He has an intimate knowledge of the entire Refuge area, and keen sense of where the action might be found. Robert provided each of the group participants with detailed instructions for setting up their camera (ISO, priority settings, white balance, aperture, auto focus, shutter speed, etc). The advice was necessary and useful since we were shooting in difficult low light conditions, sunrise and sunset. Robert's assistant, Tim, is an excellent birder who was able to point out many of the duck and raptor species in found in the Refuge. The Bosque del Apache fields are carefully maintained to attract the cranes and geese. Road access makes driving to the fields simple and quick. Travel between the Refuge and Socorro where we stayed was efficient, about 30 minutes each way. The hotel accommodations were good, and the meals at local restaurants were excellent. We were in the van by 6:15 each morning, back for lunch, then back to the Refuge, and back in Socorro for dinner by 6:00PM. It is a very full day but with plenty of rest stops throughout the day. We had three days packed with better photo opportunities than I could have imagined.

Kathy from Buckeye, AZ Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 01/07/16 - 01/11/16
Fantastic photo experience led by very knowledgeable and experienced guides. The Refuge is an amazing experience and to be present with all the thousands of birds wintering there was an unbelievable event. Learned lots about birds, not only cranes and geese, but raptors and other birds that inhabit the refuge. Great accommodations and food. Highly recommend this trip.

Bill from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 01/04/15 - 01/08/15
Small group (19) of avid photographers with close access to snow geese and sandhill cranes. Short program (only 3 days in the field) which with chilly but clear weather was just enough to gain an appreciation of the setting and wildlife. Very knowledgable and patient leaders. Would recommend program to wildlife enthusiasts as well as serious photographers.

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