Festival of the Cranes- CANCELED

Wednesday November 18, 2020 - Saturday November 21, 2020

All Day

Bosque del Apache

The 33rd Annual Festival of the Cranes is a celebration of the winter migration of the sandhill cranes to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.  Avid birders from around the world flock to the Refuge to view the spectacular exhibit of fowl.

For peak viewing arrive at the Refuge thirty minutes before sunrise and witness the huge array of roosting birds set out for their day of foraging.  Head back in the afternoon about thirty minutes before sunset to watch the birds return from their hard day of work.

In the meantime drive the Refuge’s tour loop for a closer look at the remaining animals on the scene and participate in one of the many events associated with the Festival.  There are over 100 tours, workshops, socials and events so there is always something fun and interesting to do.

Visit the FESTIVAL OF THE CRANES website or call Friends of Bosque de Apache at 575-838-2120 or Festival of the Cranes 575-835-2077 for more information.



  1. Please send information on the crane festival…Also send information concerning lodging and estimated costs.

    Thank You,

  2. We are traveling from Chicago to Tucson. Half the sandhill cranes arrived yet as of October 11th? We will be there around October 17th.

  3. What do charge for a small table. I make arts n crafts. I am Native American, live here in Socorro. I would like to sell my goods w your festival here in Socorro. My cell is 575-517-0342

  4. Even though the Festival of the Cranes is cancelled can visitors drive and hike on the site? Likely to see cranes when?
    James Platt

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