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In Albuquerque in the fall we celebrate one of our most beautiful and cherished seasonal visitors, the Sandhill Crane.

When

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Nov 17, 2012 10:00 AM - Nov 18, 2012 05:00 PM

Where

Open Space visitor Center
505-897-8831
Albuquerque, NM

Description

In Albuquerque in the fall we celebrate one of our most beautiful and cherished seasonal visitors, the Sandhill Crane. Below you'll find information about the Sandhill Crane, poetry dedicated to this amazing creature, and photos of Sandhill Cranes taken by Open Space employees and friends of Open Space. Enjoy!

You may also enjoy a video of Tai Chi with the Cranes, which took place during the Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration Weekend in November, 2010.

One of the best places for watching the Sandhill Crane is the Open Space Visitor Center, which is located adjacent to an 18 acre farm managed by the Open Space Division for wildlife. Since its official opening in 2006, the Visitor Center has become a haven for wildlife photographers, as it allows for unique views of Sandhill Cranes and other bird species, with the spectacular backdrops of the Sandia Mountains and the Cottonwood forests of the Rio Grande.

*Programs will include:

SATURDAY, November 17

All Day

  • Waking Up Crane, short film by Joanne Schmidt
  • Make an Origami Crane, Albuquerque Origami Society
  • Web of Life Foundation
  • Children’s activities
  • Viewing scopes on the back lawn

  8:00 -- Guided Bosque Walk, Verne Huser

  9:30 -- Tai Chi with the Cranes, Dug Corpolango

10:00 -- Water & Wildlife presentation, Wildlife Rescue, Kristin Madden

11:00 -- Wildlife Rescue Birds on Display

11:00 – Stories in Flight with storyteller, Susi Wolf

12:00 – Tin Punch Workshop for Families, registration required

  1:30 – Love in the Bosque, original musical by Phil Bock

  3:00 – Love in the Bosque, original musical by Phil Bock

  5:00 – Crane Flyout Tour at Los Poblanos Fields, Bill Pentler

 

SUNDAY, November 18

All Day

  • Waking Up Crane, short film by Joanne Schmidt
  • Children’s activities
  • Viewing scopes on the back lawn

 

7:30 – Los Poblanos Fields Fly-in, Bill Pentler

8:30 – Sandhill Crane Interpretation at Los Poblanos Fields with Wildlife Biologist, Wendy Brown 

9:00 -- Yoga with the Cranes, $15

 

*Programs are subject to change. Check this website regularly or call 897-8831 for more information.

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Price

Free