Videos

Crane Fiesta Schedule: Friday, November 20th
Much more coming soon!

Crane Fiesta is a cost-free event; however, you must be registered for the webinar(s) of your choice to receive the links to view them.

If you enjoy these programs and want to see more, we invite you to donate to Friends of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge so that we can offer additional events to support Bosque del Apache!

Join us and support Bosque del Apache

Crane Fiesta 2020 will be a mix of virtual medias. Friends of Bosque del Apache have partnered with many educational, conservation, and photography groups to bring you pre-recorded featured videos, live webinars, and other virtual events.

The pre-recorded features will be posted on our Facebook page at the time listed; however, they will also be posted here by 8 AM on the date listed. Registration is not required for these.

We require registration for the live webinars. Registrants will receive webinar details, including the Zoom webinar invitations, starting in November. We will not be sending out recordings of the photography webinars after the event.

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Easy Phonescoping
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MDT
Friday, November 20th

Live photography webinar with Richard Moncrief
Sponsored by Zeiss

Join Richard Moncrief to learn about Phonescoping and how to make the most of it for great photography. From equipment to technical tips, this webinar will help you understand how to make those phone photos even better.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Learn more about Zeiss and Richard Moncrief
Fort Craig Virtual Tour
10:00 AM MST
Friday, November 20th

Featured video with Public Lands Interpretive Association
Sponsored by the Public Lands Interpretive Association

Join a professional archaeologist and professor for a tour of the historic ruins of Fort Craig. Situated in the stark beauty of Socorro County, New Mexico and nestled along the Rio Grande Valley, Fort Craig played a critical role in frontier campaigns and is associated with many notable Native figures, including Geronimo, Victorio, and Nana. Other prominent figures whose stories are interwoven with Fort Craig include those of Kit Carson, Rafael Chacón, Captain Jack Crawford, as well as the famous 9th Cavalry, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers. The tour will focus on Fort Craig’s significance during the American Civil War and the Pyrrhic Confederate victory at the Battle of Valverde, which was fought nearby.

Registration not required. This featured video will be added here to the schedule by 8 AM MST on Friday. It will also be published to our Festival of the Cranes Facebook page at the time listed above. If you would like to ask questions after viewing the featured video, please go to our Facebook page and ask us in the comments. 

Join us at Fort Craig National Historic Site during Crane Fiesta 2020

Video by Public Lands Interpretive Association

Raptor Identification 
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST
Friday, November 20th

Live webinar with Catherine Sandell, USFWS Volunteer

Join USFWS volunteer and expert birder Catherine Sandell in this raptor identification webinar and learn about the raptors that can be found at Bosque del Apache. This will be an interactive webinar with Catherine giving a detailed presentation and a questions and answer portion at the end.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Color in the Land of Enchantment: New Mexico’s birds as seen through an artist’s palette
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
Friday, November 20th

Live webinar with Catherine Hamilton
Sponsored by Zeiss

Join Catherine Hamilton as she explores the bird species of New Mexico through observing and recording their colors in context with their environments. A brief guide to taking color notes in the field at a time when it is difficult to get into the field!

Learn more about Zeiss and Catherine Hamilton
Join the Virtual Expo Tent with Hunt’s Photo & Video
11:45 AM – 1:45 PM MST
Thursday, November 19th
Friday, November 20th
Saturday, November 21st

Need some tech questions answered? Not sure where to start? Pop into this Zoom meeting and ask the Hunt’s team. Registration not required. You can just pop in and pop out anytime between 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM MST daily.

Join the Virtual Expo Tent with Hunt’s Photo & Video
Land Witness Project: Climate Crisis from the Front Lines
Part 1
11:00 AM MST
Friday, November 20th
Featured video by the Land Witness Project
Sponsored by the Land Witness Project

This featured series will focus on communities and individuals who are experiencing changes from rising temperatures, forest fires, lack of snow pack and extreme drought conditions. Meet Kevin Cobble, former refuge manager of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Deeply aware of the magical beauty, ecological importance and economic value of the Bosque del Apache, Kevin shares stories that even frequent visitors may not be aware of. He points out the visible, harmful impacts of climate change on Bosque del Apache, and highlights the many positive steps that have already been taken to protect the refuge from increasing heat and lack of water. Part 2 of this series is offered Saturday, November 21st at 9:00 AM MDT.

Registration not required. This featured video will be added here to the schedule by 8 AM MST on Friday. It will also be published to our Festival of the Cranes Facebook page at the time listed above. If you would like to ask questions after viewing the featured video, please go to our Facebook page and ask us in the comments. 

For more info about the Land Witness Project:

Website: https://www.landwitnessproject.com

Instagram: @landwitnessproject

Twitter: @LandWitness

Facebook: @landwitnessproject

Email for questions or to submit your story: landwitnessproject@gmail.com

 

Land Witness Project | NM Climate Stories | Kevin Cobble

Video by the Land Witness Project

Deadly Beauty Behavior
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST
Friday, November 20th

Live webinar with Matthew Mitchell
Sponsored by Friends of Bosque del Apache

Explore the strategies that hawks and falcons use to catch their prey and raise their young. The webinar will be led by Matthew Mitchell – falconer, raptor breeder, and wildlife rehabilitator.  Trained hawks and falcons will be released to fly, chase lures, and possibly even hunt wild prey (viewers be warned!).

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

How to Select Birding Optics 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST
Friday, November 20th
Live webinar with Richard Moncrief
Sponsored by Zeiss

Since we are diurnal, handy creatures, toolmakers, and tool users, our eyes work best within the reach of our arms and in full daylight. To observe more distant detail, color, action, and in poor light conditions, we need a little bit of help. Join Richard Moncrief as he shows what to look for in the world of binoculars.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Learn more about Zeiss and Richard Moncrief
Cranes of the World
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST
Friday, November 20th

Live webinar with Sandra Noll
Sponsored by Friends of Bosque del Apache

Join Sandra Noll for a generously illustrated program that opens with an overview of the history, art, and mythology of cranes followed by introductions to the world’s fifteen crane species. The two species specific to North America, sandhill and whooping cranes, will be given prominence. Woven throughout is the International Crane Foundation’s mission to conserve worldwide ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways upon which cranes depend.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

IRIS PASSCAL Tour
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST
Friday, November 20th
Live webinar with IRIS PASSCAL
Sponsored by IRIS PASSCAL

IRIS PASSCAL supports the exploration of the Earth’s crust, mantle and core to enhance fundamental understanding of earthquakes, volcanoes, crustal deformation, mantle convection, global geodynamics and the history of the continents. Dave Thomas will talk about how this Socorro-based service center supports seismology science around the globe and will share a pre-recorded tour of the facility. Learn about the mysterious Phantom Tsunami of 1700, the Socorro Magma Body that lies underneath our region, the history of quakes in Socorro, and more!

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Duck Identification 
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST
Friday, November 20th
Live webinar with Catherine Sandell, USFWS Volunteer

Join USFWS volunteer and expert birder Catherine Sandell in this duck identification webinar and learn about the ducks that can be seen at Bosque del Apache. This will be an interactive webinar with Catherine giving a detailed presentation and a questions and answer portion at the end.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Birding for Kids
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST
Friday, November 20th

Live photography webinar with Richard Moncrief
Sponsored by Zeiss

Join Rich Moncrief as he shows young birders how to get started with birdwatching. He will talk about birding responsibly, locating birds, and some key points on how to identify them.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Learn more about Zeiss and Richard Moncrief
Bird Photography: Getting Creative
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM MST
Friday, November 20th

Live photography webinar with Cameron Darnell

Birds provide a myriad of opportunities for artistic expression beyond a standard portrait. Whether the photographer utilizes backlight, negative space or depth of field, capturing a variety of unique compositions can create a visually stunning bird portfolio. In this workshop, Cameron will explain how he spots birds from afar with his Zeiss binoculars and subsequently determines how to create a thoughtful image that tells the bird’s story. He will share descriptions and image examples highlighting various techniques for becoming a more creative bird photographer.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Learn more about Zeiss and Cameron Darnell
Ornitherapy with Holly Merker
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM MST
Friday, November 20th

Live webinar with Holly Merker

Watching birds: not only fun, but good for you.
We’re pushed and pulled in many directions, no matter our age. This can
be tiresome, but if we allow birds and nature to slow us down, we are self-medicating.
Ornitherapy is the mindful observation of birds and nature, while benefitting our bodies and minds by these connections. Birds are charismatic, all around us, and gateways into deeper experiences with nature.
Research shows that exposure to nature actively reduces stress, depression, and anxiety, while helping build a stronger heart and immune system. We’ll explore our connections to birds, how to practice Ornitherapy, and learn more about the science behind it.

Registration is required and now open for this new webinar.

Learn more about Holly Merker and Crossley
Thursday, November 19th
Saturday, November 21st
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