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2015 Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration

Join us as we view, appreciate, and learn about Sandhill cranes and other migrating birds.


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Nov 14, 2015
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


For eight years, the Open Space Visitor Center has helped the citizens of Albuquerque welcome the cranes back to their winter habitat along the Middle Rio Grande river valley with a an unusual and family-friendly event.

Twenty-one acres of agricultural land serve as the backdrop of this unique facility that is art gallery, wildlife preserve, cultural, educational hub, and interpretive center for the City of Albuquerque Open Space program.

Event Activities

  • Art Vendors in the patio
  • Waking Up and Love in the Bosque screenings in the media room
  • Craft with the Albuquerque Origami Society
  • Viewing Scopes
  • Birds on Display with Hawks Aloft
  • Crane lantern-making
  • Tai Chi with the Cranes
  • Craneology 101
  • Fur and Feather, Claw and Tooth: Worldwide Animal Tales with storyteller Susi Wolf
    Children’s Story Hour
  • Sandhill Cranes Biology presentation
  • Auspicious Cranes: The Crane in Asian Cultures, Joelle Collier
  • Music by Bethany and Quinn Boyack
  • Fly-Out Walk, Bill Pentler, Charlie Wood, Paul Ordogne.

The schedule is subject to change.




Noel Chilton
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)
Kim Selving, [email protected]