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Monte Vista Crane Festival Schedule 2015

Festival dates are March 13-15, 2015

For a PDF version of the entire brochure, click here.

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                Friday, March 13, 2015

Sandhill Crane Sunrise Tour
7:00 a.m.
Ski Hi Building

Refuge bus tour to view hundreds of Sandhill Cranes.
Donation Requested

Sandhill Crane Sunset Tour
4:00 p.m.
Ski Hi Building

View hundreds of Sandhill Cranes heading to roost on the refuge.
Donation Requested

“The Birds” Rated PG-13
An Alfred Hitchcock Classic!!

7:30 p.m. Vali 3 Theater
(Adams Street)

Come and relax while enjoying a classic , after a great day of crane viewing on the refuge.

Admission Fee:
Adults $6.00
Children $4.00

                Saturday, March 14, 2015

Birders' Breakfast
6:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Ski Hi Building
Refuge bus tour to view hundreds of Sandhill Cranes.
Cost: Adult $6, Child $5, Tickets sold morning of breakfast.
Sandhill Sunrise Tour
7:00 a.m.
Ski Hi Building
Watch hundreds of Cranes in refuge farm fields.
Donation Requested

Valley Raptor Tour
10:00 a.m.
Ski Hi Building

Learn to identify various raptor species; guided by Hawks Aloft.

Donation Requested.

Blanca Wetlands Tour
Bureau of Land Managment

10:00 a.m.
Ski Hi Building

Playa Lakes & Wetlands Tour Limited to 16 people

4-5 hour tour. Bring lunch and personal gear for a day in the field!

Native Aquatic Species Hatchery Tour

10:00 a.m.
Ski Hi Building

Colorado Parks & Wildlife Facility, Alamosa. Limited to 40 people

Donation Requested.

Sandhill Sunset Tour

4:00 p.m.
Ski Hi Building

Refuge bus tour to view hundreds of Sandhill Cranes heading to roost on the refuge.
Donation Requested
Keynote Speaker—Dr. George Archibald—International Crane Foundation

7:30 p.m.
Vali 3 Theater

Title: To the Heights with Cranes: Cranes of the Mountains
Donation Requested

                Saturday Workshops

                Vali 3 Theater 139 Adams Street
                (Open to the Public; Donations Requested for Guest Speakers)

                10:30 a.m.

Jason Beason
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

“Black Swift Research In Colorado”
The “coolest” bird in Colorado!  

                1:00 p.m.

Movie
Vali 3 Theater

“Fly Away Home” (Rated PG)
Come and relax while enjoying a fun and entertaining family movie!

Cost: Adults: $6.00
Children: $4.00

John Rawinski

Author: “Birding Hotspots of South-Central Colorado.”

“Owls of Colorado”
A look into the habits and characteristics of the owls that occur in Colorado.

                2:30 p.m.

Angie Krall
Heritage Program Manager,
Rio Grande National
Forest

“Archaeology of the Baca"
Discussion and Movie

                Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sandhill Sunrise Tour
7:00 a.m.
Ski Hi Building

Refuge bus tour to view hundreds of Sandhill Cranes.

Donation Requested
Valley Raptor Tour
10:00 a.m.
Ski Hi Building
Learn to identify various raptor species; guided by Hawks Aloft.
Donation Requested

                Craft Fair

                Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
                Saturday 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
                Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
                Ski Hi Building
 

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