Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Wing It in Angel Fire

Whether you’re an experienced “birder” or just a casual observer of our feathered friends, you can’t help notice all the birds around Angel Fire and the Moreno Valley! Over 170 species of birds have been identified in this area, so be sure to pick up a local bird list at the Angel Fire Visitor Center.

Birds to View

You can often spot bald and golden eagles, kestrels and hawks soaring above the valley floor in search of their next meal. Hummingbirds abound during the summer months when the wildflowers are in full bloom. And from spring through fall, you’ll find a colorful variety of ducks, geese and other water birds in and around Monte Verde Lake. Canada geese also make their nests along Angel Fire’s streams and wetlands.

Annual Bird Counts

Angel Fire hosts two annual official Bird Counts. The International Migratory Bird Count for Colfax County takes place on the second Saturday in May, and the Angel Fire/Eagle Nest New Mexico Christmas Bird Count takes place on December 14th.