Parnoramic Views and Migratory Flyway, Sandia Crest, NM
N 35° 12.632 W 106° 26.969
13S E 368067 N 3897353
Quick Description: This sign is located at the top of Sandia Crest, near the gift shop.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2011 2:31:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMD4XV
The sign has two parts:
Mountains that rise above the plains and plateaus of New Mexico are like islands in the sky. These sky islands provide habitat for a variety of plants and animals that aren't found at lower elevations.
New Mexico's mountain ranges are major North American travel routes for migrating birds of prey. These birds can get a free ride on updrafts which carry them for miles on their long journeys. Common birds to look for along Sandia Crest are Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Golden Eagles, Sharp-shinned Hawks and Turkey Vultures.
This sign is provided by a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and Friends of Sandia Mountains.
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