NOV 4 2018: Rosy-Finch Feeders are up in time for Festival of the Cranes

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NOV 4 2018: Rosy-Finch Feeders are up in time for Festival of the Cranes

A new season has begun. The banding team has put the feeders in place at Sandia Crest House (Facebook Link).

Please let us know about sightings here (and post to eBird, of course). A sightings log is no longer maintained on site, so visiting birders will appreciate any information.

There are three eBird Hotspot "last seen" sighting lists for Sandia Crest and sites along the road to the top. Here are links for your information:

Cibola NF -- Sandia Crest

Cibola NF -- Sandia Crest Rd.

Cibola NF -- Sandia Crest House

There are usually flocks with all three Rosy-Finch species at the feeders in time for Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, 1001 Highway 1, San Antonio, New Mexico 87832

Visit the Friends of the Bosque del Apache Web site for more information:

Come join us November 14 - 17 for our 31st Annual Festival of the Cranes!

The 2018 Festival of the Cranes will have over 140 events.

Online early registration for Friends members only will begin Tuesday at 9 a.m. (MDT) September 4th. Not a member but wish to register early? Become a member of Friends! Nonmember online registration will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. (MDT) September 5th. The Registrar will begin entering snail-mailed registrations (both member and nonmember) in the order in which they were received at 1 p.m. (MDT) September 6th.

On Saturday November 17th come for free fun for children of all ages.

This year, while the Expo Tent will run Wednesday 14th through Saturday 17th,  we will also have special pre and post Festival workshops that will get you exploring New Mexico. Our pre-Festival events on Tuesday, November 13th, include Antique Cars of Bosque with Nighttime Photography in San Antonio and VLA Nighttime Photography.  Our post Festival events on Sunday, November 18th, are Albuquerque Birding Hot Spots and a special two day (Sunday night and Monday morning) White Sands National Monument Intensive. Please see our 2018 Festival of the Cranes brochure for more information on all our workshops and seminars... (MORE)