Greater Sandhill Crane In Flight, San Luis Valley near Monte Vista, Colorado
The spring sandhill crane spectacle will arrive in Colorado soon – 27,000 greater sandhill cranes migrate through the San Luis Valley on their way to nesting and brood rearing grounds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Monte Vista NWR and surrounding area is a stop-over point on the journey. These majestic birds spend several weeks from early March re-fueling before flying north by the end of the month (or sooner). I’m teaching two workshops: The Monte Vista Crane Festival happens from March 9-11 with a full schedule of events including my workshop on Saturday, the 10th at 8:30 a.m. You can sign up for this half-day workshop for just $25!
I’m also teaching with Michael Forsberg (one of the top conservation photographers in the world) at Zapata Ranch from March 12-16. This is the second year for the Zapata crane workshop and it’s full; so it’s not too early to get on the list for next year. Click HERE to learn about the Zapata workshop. Zapata is a remarkable ranch and venue for a workshop, right next door to Great Sand Dunes National Park. An on-site chef prepares all of our meals too!