I saw my first Sandhill Crane of the season last weekend. These winter residents are practically celebrities around here – they even have their own festival at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge which hosts over 100 crane-centric events and draws thousands of visitors from all over the world. Soon cranes will be here by the thousands, along with innumerable Snow Geese and a host of other waterfowl species.
It’s fall on the Rio Grande, and as the smell of roasting chiles begins to fade and the cottonwood leaves start showing their first hints of gold, we turn our eyes and ears skyward to welcome the Rocky Mountain population of Sandhill Cranes back to their winter home.
December 12, 516 Arts, Albuquerque. Join Audubon New Mexico in an informal talk about the unique avian diversity found in the Land of Enchantment. We’ll discuss the species found in the Pinyon Juniper Woodlands, Riparian Forests, and Grasslands and the unique conservation challenges that each of these habitats face.
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