Festival of the Cranes

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Date(s):
Wednesday November 14, 2018 - Saturday November 17, 2018

Time:
All Day

Location:
Bosque del Apache


 

The 31st 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.

 

Comments

  1. Hi,

    Could you please email me the info for the Nov 2018 Sandhill Crane events, costs and time table for them? Also recommendation for accommodation.

    Many thanks!

    Cynthina Lo

  2. We are in the process of planning our trip to Socorro for the Festival of the Cranes 2018 however I noticed on this web page the FOC dates are Thursday November 15 thru Sunday November 18.
    Over the past five years we have attended events that have begun on Monday ending on Sunday…has something changed??
    Thank you for any clarification you might provide,
    Susan Medina
    PS… I did call and leave a message on the FOB 575-838-2120 on 3/12/18 I have NOT heard back from anyone??

    • I have verified the Festival of the Cranes dates with the Bosque de Apache, the event will be held November 14th through the 17th. I you need more information please call 575-838-2120.

    • Please call Friends of Bosque de Apache at 575-838-2120 or Festival of the Cranes 575-835-2077 for more information.

    • Please call Friends of Bosque de Apache at 575-838-2120 or Festival of the Cranes 575-835-2077 for more information.

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