Birding Northeastern New Mexico offers a backdrop of breathtaking scenery and diverse habitat. Northeastern New Mexico is home to over 400 species of birds. New Mexico Bird Finding Guide states San Miguel County, "has perhaps the greatest habitat and species diversity of any county in northeastern New Mexico."
The Pecos area has four distinct life zones including pinyon/juniper, mixed coniferous and ponderosa pines, subalpine around 9500 feet, and alpine at over 11,000 feet with each of these zones supporting unique bird species.
Pecos River Cabins offers an ideal Bird Watching destination. Many of our birding guests obtain multiple Lifers on property.
Pecos, New Mexico has so much to offer! The Pecos Wilderness is a protected wilderness area within the Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National Forest. PECOS is a gateway allowing travel from the Great Plains to Santa Fe through the southern Rocky Mountains. The trail was used by Indian tribes, Spanish settlers, traders on the Santa Fe Trail, Civil War soldiers and cruisers on Route 66.
Pecos River Cabins are five different cabins offering the seclusion of the country, the charm of a traditional New Mexican Village, the adventure of the Pecos Wilderness and the sophistication and culture of nearby Santa Fe. Discover a refreshing, relaxing alternative to in-town lodging at Pecos River Cabins. The cabins are situated on the eastern bank of the Pecos River in a gated park-like setting with mature cottonwood trees, flower gardens, grassy lawns and character rocks.
While at the cabins, relax, cast a line, read, bird watch, star gaze, or just watch the river flow by. The Pecos Wilderness is 12 miles away. The Pecos National Historic Park is 3 miles away. The Village of Pecos offers restaurants, a U.S. Forestry Service Visitor’s Center, and other amenities.