Sandhill cranes heading north

Birding

Sandhill cranes heading north

The local birding wires are abuzz with the sound of Sandhill cranes headed north for the summer.

One of the better spots to see Sandhill cranes in southern Colorado is the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in the San Luis Valley.

Thousands of cranes gather at the refuge each spring to rest and refuel on their long journeys to nesting areas in northern Colorado, Idaho, Canada and as far as Siberia.

The 2014 Monte Vista Crane Festival is March 7-9 and offers a weekend of crane-centric tours, presentations, workshops and lectures.

The featured speaker this year is renowned birder and author Noah Stryker, associate editor at Birding Magazine.

Early registration is advised. Information: 719-852-3552 and at http://www.cranefest.com.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy