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Festival to celebrate migration

Posted: Friday, Mar 7th, 2014


Cranes can be seen in fields and refuges around the San Luis Valley. Staci Turner photographed some of the birds between Alamosa and Monte Vista.


MONTE VISTA — In the San Luis Valley nature is again putting on one of its most memorable displays: the spring migration of greater sandhill cranes. In appreciation of this wildlife spectacle, area organizations, businesses and wildlife agencies are holding the annual Monte Vista Crane Festival, March 7-9.

“Everyone who lives in Colorado should take the time to see this ancient and magnificent migration,” said Patt Dorsey, southwest regional manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Cranes are among the oldest living species on the planet: Fossil records for cranes date back 9 million years.



For the complete article see the 03-05-2014 issue.

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