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Monte Vista Crane Festival Schedule 2014

Festival dates are March 7-9, 2014

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Friday, March 7, 2014

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

Watch hundreds of Cranes in refuge farm fields.
Donation Requested

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

Watch hundreds of Sandhill Cranes touch down on the Monte Vista NWR.
Donation Requested

Bird World - Insights for Humans - The Amazing Life of Birds

Noah Striker

7:00 p.m.
Bill Metz
Central Auditorium

Birds are not people, but just how different are they from us? Noah’s presentation will reveal why birds do what they do, and how we can relate; leaving you with a renewed inspiration about our close connection with birds.

Free, Open to the Public

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Birders' Breakfast
6:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Ski Hi Building
For those of us up with the birds enjoy a breakfast by the Kiwanis Club.
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
Birding Tour
10:00 a.m.
MV Middle School
A one hour walking tour with John Rawinski around Home Lake and the Veteran’s Center. Wear warm clothes, footwear and bring binoculars.

Free Tour

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

Learn important field marks for valley raptors– guided by Hawks Aloft.

Donation Requested.


Sandhill Sunset Tour
4:00 p.m.
Ski Hi Building
Watch hundreds of Sandhill Cranes touch down on the Monte Vista NWR.
Donation Requested
Movie Manor Restaurant
Shrimp, chicken or vegetarian pasta dinner


Cocktails 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Come relax after a taxing day of birding and enjoy some local flavor at the same time. 
Cost $23
(100 seats available )

Saturday Workshops

Workshops are free, open to the public and held at Monte Vista Middle School unless noted otherwise.

10:30 a.m.

Ron Garcia
The Making of a National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Manager, Ron Garcia will discuss the history, planning and progress of the new Baca National Wildlife Refuge   

1:00 p.m.

Stuart R. Bryan
John C. Fremont’s Fatal Fourth Expedition (1848-1849

Stuart will provide an informative presentation about John Fremont’s 1848 winter expedition into the La Garita Mountains; highlighting the expedition’s purpose, conditions, and mistakes leading to a tragic disaster.

2:30 p.m.

Hawks Aloft
All About Owls

Join Gail Garber and staff of Hawks Aloft as they venture into the world of owls of North America, 19 species in all. This presentation will feature the live educational owls of Hawks Aloft.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

(Daylight Savings Time Begins)

Sandhill Sunrise Tour
8:00 a.m. (DST)
Ski Hi Building
Watch hundreds of Cranes in refuge
farm fields.
Donation Requested
Valley Raptor Tour
10:00 a.m. (DST)
Ski Hi Building
Learn important field marks for valley raptors, 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

Photography Workshop at Mike Endres Booth
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Photographing Birds
Photography Basics
 

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