Bosque del Apache is a national wildlife preserve located in New Mexico. It is famous photographically for the large numbers of migrating Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese that spend the winter. Being close to Albuquerque it is quite accessible and there are typically a lot of photo opportunities. Late December is right in the middle of the time to be there. I didn't go this year, but a friend, Clemens Vanderwerf just posted a trip report to his blog. He also includes a lot of great images. To read his blog go HERE.
My gallery from several years ago is HERE.