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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A favorite activity for birders is to go out to the Bosque del Apache at dawn to watch the snow geese get up in the morning (it's much more exciting than it sounds!). You can drive in and sit in your car, but sooner or later you'll have to get out -- and it can be REALLY cold. I wore a fleece hat, 2 jackets, a turtleneck, heavy corduroy pants, long underwear, wool gloves, wool socks, and fleece-lined boots -- and I STILL nearly froze! But it's usually dry during the winter, although snow is possible, so I've never needed rain gear.
Photo Equipment: Telephoto lenses advised -- most of the birds are rather blase about human beings, and there's even a bird blind in one area; but if you want to get eyeball-to-eyeball with a bald eagle, you'll need a good lens.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring binoculars, for the same reasons you want telephoto lenses.
There are a couple of short hiking trails off the main tour loop, and you don't need boots for those (I've done them in sandals!).
There's also a longer trail that runs up a mountain, which I haven't taken; but, given the distance and the elevation gain, I'd advise footwear with sturdy soles and good ankle support.
Updated Feb 1, 2005