Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is about nine miles south of Soccoro, New Mexico. It is over 57,000 acres of wild life refuge, primarily birds, but I have see bobcats and peccaries or wild pigs. The big attractions are the 32,000 snow geese and 14,000 sandhill cranes. For some reason the snow geese mostly depart at sunrise and near sunset all at once. Twenty-five or more avid photographers with large lenses will line up to try and capture this spectacle of nature.