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40th Monte Vista Crane Festival

March 10, 2023 March 12, 2023

Every year, like clockwork, nearly 20,000 Sandhill Cranes descend on Colorado’s scenic San Luis Valley for a six-week stopover to rest and refuel before continuing their northward spring migration. They perform a courtship dance leaping and bowing while raising and lowering their wings, and making a croaking sound to one another. Once a male and female bond they form a pair for life.

In 2023, join us in person again for photography workshops, interpreter-led bus tours to view the cranes, raptors, and places of interest. The festival is a collaborative effort between The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges (slvrefuges.org), The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Monte Vista. A visit to the Monte Vista Crane Festival is an opportunity to see an amazing natural spectacle as well as experience a unique local community.

Contact:
Deb Callahan
deb.mvcranefet@gmail.com

Contact

Monte Vista Crane Festival

719-289-7522

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Location

Monte Vista, Colorado

2389 Sherman Avenue
Monte Vista, CO United States
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