Festival of Cranes

The Festival of Cranes is an epic natural phenomenon happening in the middle part of the state. Witness the annual migration of these amazing birds as they make their way to their new homes for the winter.

Head down to the Bosque del Apache (south of Socorro, NM) to witness this amazing festival.

Thursday, November 18th

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Friday, November 19th

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Saturday, November 20th

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Schedule:

Morning Fly Out
5:45 AM – 7:00 AM
Sponsored by Friends of Bosque del Apache
Cost: Free

30 Tips for Better Bird Photos
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Live photography webinar with Scott Bourne
Cost: $15

Raptor Identification
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Live webinar with Catherine Sandell, USFWS Volunteer
Cost: Free

Prairie Dogs in Peril
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Live webinar with James E. Trever from Prairie Dog Pals
Sponsored by Prairie Dog Pals of Albuquerque
Cost: Free

Tips for Photographing Alaska
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Live photography webinar with Lisa Langell
Cost: $15

Prairie Dogs in Peril: Wildlife Zone Program
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Live webinar with James E. Trever from Prairie Dog Pals
Sponsored by Prairie Dog Pals of Albuquerque
Cost: Free

Join the Virtual Expo Tent with Hunt’s Photo & Video
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Mike Amico (Olympus)

Share with Wildlife
1:00 PM
Featured video by The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Sponsored by The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Cost: Free

Endangered Species
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Live webinar with USFWS
Cost: Free

Choosing the Right Tools for Wildlife Photography
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Live photography webinar with Cheryl Opperman
Cost: $15

Bird Sounds: Wildlife Zone
2:00 PM
Sponsored by the Wonders on Wheels
Cost: Free

Crane Basics
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Live webinar with Sandra Noll and Erv Nichols
Sponsored by Friends of Bosque del Apache
Cost: $15

Birding in Areas Close to You
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Live photography webinar with Alex Eistengart
Cost: Free

Panel Discussion on Ethics
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Live webinar with Ethan Rising, Henry Doyle, and Martin Culpepper
Cost: Free

Evening Fly In
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Facebook Live with Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Staff
Sponsored by Friends of Bosque del Apache and Bosque del Apache staff
Cost: Free