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Crane Fiesta Schedule: Saturday, November 21st

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!

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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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Morning Fly Out
5:45 AM – 7:00 AM MST
Saturday, November 21st
Facebook Live with Sandra Noll and Erv Nichols
Sponsored by Friends of Bosque del Apache

It’s early, it’s dark, and it’s cold, but you’ll be joining us live from the comfort of your home! When thousands of cranes and geese take flight, the sights and sounds are spectacular!

Unlike most of our other live webinars, you are not required to register for either Fly In or Fly Out on Thursday and Saturday. All other live programs will be accessible through Zoom; however, this event will be a Facebook Live event. 

Registering for this free program will ensure that you are sent the Facebook Live link; however, this will be on our Facebook page for all to access, and it will be posted here.

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Sandhill Crane or Great Blue Heron
8:30 AM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Featured video by Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition mascot Sandy, filmed by Barry Kaplan
Sponsored by The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition (CCCC)

Sandy, the official Yampa Valley Crane Festival mascot, pairs up with a Great Blue Heron sculpture to offer an amusing and accurate explanation of the differences between sandhill cranes and great blue herons.

Did you know that Bosque del Apache has great blue herons all year? They are rarely seen with other great blue herons, so keep an eye out for these large birds on your next trip to the refuge!

Registration not required. This featured video will be added here to the schedule by 8 AM MST on Saturday. 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. 

Sandhill Crane or Great Blue Heron?

By CCCC mascot Sandy, filmed by Barry Kaplan

Land Witness Project: Climate Crisis from the Front Lines
Part 2
9:00 AM MST
Saturday, November 21st

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 Lorenzo Candelaria, farmer/owner of Cornelio Candelaria Organics in Albuquerque’s South Valley.  With a twinkle in his eye and the cultural wisdom of generations of his family’s life on the Atrisco Land Grant, Lorenzo’s passion for community based, sustainable agriculture is infectious.  He raises our awareness of one of life’s essentials, FOOD: where it comes from, how our food systems are endangered, and what we can do to rebuild resilient, community focused farms. Part 1 of this series is offered Friday, November 20th at 11:00 MDT.

Registration not required. This featured video will be added here to the schedule by 8 AM MST on Saturday. 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. 

NM Climate Stories| Lorenzo Candelaria

By the Land Witness Project

There and Back: Waterfowl
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Live webinar with Richard Crossley

One morning Richard woke up and decided he needed to drive to the Arctic Ocean – from his home in Cape May, NJ. Told in a thick Yorkshire accent, with a sense of humor and a disdain for PC, Richard talks about his 16,000 mile adventure, living in his car, the inspiring people he met, and places he went. Did it shape The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl, would he recommend you do the same trip, are just two of the many questions that Richards will address. The answers will surprise you.

Registration is required and now open for this new webinar.

Learn more about Richard Crossley
The Mirrorless Program
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Live photography webinar with Noah Buchanan
Sponsored by Hunt’s Photo & Video

The mirrorless program is designed to inform and educate people on the pros and cons of Mirrorless cameras as well as clear up misconceptions that are commonly known about them. The program will touch on lens options, adaptability of old lenses and different mounts, explanation of the electronic viewfinder, and the in body stabilization. Noah Buchanan will also talk about mirrorless vs digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) and much more. This webinar is for entry level and professional photographers.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Learn more about Hunt’s Photo & Video and Noah Buchanan
Straw Oboe- a Homemade Honker
9:30 AM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Featured video by the Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum

People have been inspired by natural sounds throughout history, by listening to the sounds of wind, water, plants, and animals. People have imitated these sounds and invented new sounds to express themselves and communicate with others. Whistles and horns are wind instruments. Birds call to each other for locating family members, making decisions on safe places to rest, for expressing feelings of joy or worry, for many reasons. Can you use a straw, paper, tape and scissors to make an instrument that mimics the sound of a bird? Join Wonders on Wheels during Crane Fiesta 2020 to make your instrument!

Registration not required. This featured video will be added here to the schedule by 8 AM MST on Saturday. 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. 

Straw Oboe- a Homemade Honker

By the Wonders on Wheels

Prairie Dogs in Peril
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Live webinar with James E. Trever from Prairie Dog Pals
Sponsored by Prairie Dog Pals of Albuquerque

James E. Trever from Prairie Dog Pals of Albuquerque will show a live prairie dog and a presentation for adults (and one for kids listed separately) describing the biology of the prairie dogs. The presentation will include two videos depicting their behavior in their burrows and the humorous “jump yips” of the black tail prairie dog. James will lead a discussion about the amazing language of the prairie dogs and how intelligent these animals are. He will also talk about the struggles that this keystone species face today. James will take questions as time permits.

Light Painting Photography Technique
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Live photography webinar with Michael Novo
Sponsored by Litra

In a wedding and portrait industry that’s overwhelmingly more saturated with photographers of all skill levels, there’s a stronger demand each day to be different and stand out from the crowd. Using a technique called “light painting”, you will witness and then create art pieces that are unlike any other on human subjects in complex environments. In this class we will first go over the various introductory methods and tools that are used to paint with light and then you will apply what you have learned in your own session. Finally you will be guided through the editing process which is where you truly add your own flavor to the final piece. You will learn about composing a scene in your mind before image capture, as well as lighting angles and techniques. Michael Novo will also talk about Photoshop adjustment and editing, he will provide a gear review and talk about the importance of selecting the right tool for the job. Michael strives to create original art that his clients will not see elsewhere and he will guide registrants on how they can find their own style.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Learn more about Litra and Michael Novo
Prairie Dogs in Peril: Wildlife Zone Program
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Live webinar with James E. Trever from Prairie Dog Pals
Sponsored by Prairie Dog Pals of Albuquerque

James E. Trever from Prairie Dog Pals of Albuquerque will show a prairie dog and a presentation for kids (and one for adults listed separately) describing the biology of prairie dogs. The presentation will include two videos depicting their behavior in their burrows and the humorous “jump yips” of the black tail prairie dog. James will lead a discussion about the amazing language of the prairie dogs and how intelligent these animals are. He will also talk about the struggles that this keystone species face today. James will take questions as time permits.

Share with Wildlife
1:00 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Featured video by The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Sponsored by The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

What is Share with Wildlife? The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s non-game enhancement program funded by donations from the public. Each year, the program distributes funds for non-game focused projects including non-game wildlife research, education, rehabilitation (i.e., wildlife rescue, treatment, and care), and habitat purchase and improvement projects. This video feature will introduce you to this key and vital component of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Registration not required. This featured video will be added here to the schedule by 8 AM MST on Saturday. 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. 

Share with Wildlife

By the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Deadly Beauty: Raptors and Man
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st

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

Join falconer and wildlife rehabilitator Matthew Mitchell with his free-flying raptors as he highlights the interconnectedness of birds of prey in our lives. The discussion will focus on falconry, captive breeding, and raptor rehabilitation. We will watch trained hawks and falcons play, fly, and yes, hunt (viewers be warned!).

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Essential Tools of the Trade
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Live photography webinar with Jack Graham
Sponsored by FujiFilm

Composition + Subject + Light + Gear + Attitude + Dedication = SUCCESSFUL and ARTISTIC  IMAGERY
Jack Graham will go into depth about these 6 topics that can make or break your images in a comprehensive pictorial presentation. These considerations are primary for success. Contained within this discussion are insights that perhaps we might not consider when trying our hardest to make that great image. Sometimes it is right in front of you, but you do not consider these important concepts. And even if you do, it is great to hear them again.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Learn more about FujiFilm and Jack Graham
Art with the archeologist and anthropologist Mary Weahkee
2:00 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st
Featured videos by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe
Sponsored by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe

Learn more about Indian Arts and culture in these two educational videos.

In the first video, Mary Weahkee, an archaeologist for the State of New Mexico, was commissioned by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe to re-create the ancient craft of making a blanket from thousands of turkey feathers, for an upcoming exhibit. In this video, captured over a period of many months, she demonstrates every step in the process from making yucca cordage from narrow-leaf yucca leaves, to the final weaving process.

In the second video, Mary shows the process of making a Mogollon-style sandal using woven broad-leaf yucca combined with fiber cordage from narrow-leaf yucca, reproducing a technique used hundreds and possibly thousands of years ago.

Registration not required. These featured videos will be added here to the schedule by 8 AM MST on Saturday. They 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. 

Mary Weahkee makes Mogollon sandals from yucca

By the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe

Mary Weahkee makes a turkey feather blanket

By the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe

Migrating with Sandhill Cranes
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st

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

This webinar documents Erv Nichols and Sandra Noll’s six-month journey following sandhill crane migration from wintering grounds in New Mexico through mid-continent flyway staging areas in Colorado and Nebraska to breeding grounds in Alaska. The narrative is enhanced by serendipitous encounters with nature and wildlife along the way. Interesting information and stunning photography are woven into an entertaining tapestry of their journey and relationship with this remarkable bird.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Catfishing Fun: Wildlife Zone Program
3:00 PM MMST
Saturday, November 21st

Featured video by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish 

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will provide basic information in regard to fishing around Bosque del Apache for catfish species. Catfishing spots can be found from San Acacia all the way to Caballo Lake. Species of catfish, equipment needs, regulations, and many more points will be covered. Catfishing is a relaxing sport that can provide fabulous protein for the family while allowing those who participate in the sport an opportunity to enjoy nature and to see some birds too.

Registration not required. This featured video will be added here to the schedule by 8 AM MST on Saturday. 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. 

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Catfishing with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

By the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Creating Magic with Nisi Filters
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st
Live photography webinar with Joshua Snow
Sponsored by NiSi Filters

This presentation will illustrate the power of photographic filters in nature photography both technically and creatively!

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Learn more about Nisi and Joshua Snow
Alaska Wildlife Photography 
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Live webinar with Jerry Jacques
Sponsored by Alaska Grizzly Safaris

Learn the secret places that top professionals go to successfully capture images of Alaska’s magnificent seven: caribou, dall sheep, grizzly and brown bears, moose, polar bear, walrus and wolves.

Alaska is 2 1/2 times the size of Texas and has 33,904 miles of coastline. Knowing where to go and how to get there is a huge challenge yet fantastic photographic locations are accessible for every age and every budget – from easy day trips to hardcore expeditions all across Alaska.. Alaska Master Guide, Jerry Jacques, will cover where to go, how to get there, who to contact, when the best times to go are and what equipment you will need.

Registration is required for this free live webinar.

Learn more about Alaska Grizzly Safaris and Jerry Jacques
Evening Fly In
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st
Facebook Live with Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Staff

Sponsored by Friends of Bosque del Apache and Bosque del Apache staff

As the shadows grow long and the sun begins to set, thousands of geese and cranes return to the nighttime safety of the wetlands on the refuge. Tune in to view this spectacular scene!

Unlike most of our other live webinars, you are not required to register for either Fly In or Fly Out on Thursday and Saturday. All other live programs will be accessible through Zoom; however, this event will be a Facebook Live event.

Registering for this free program will ensure that you are sent the Facebook Live link; however, this will be on our Facebook page for all to access, and it will be posted here.

New Mexico Performing Arts Series Presents Robert Mirabal & Band
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM MST
Saturday, November 21st

Live Performance Partnership with the New Mexico Tech Performing Art Series
Sponsored by the New Mexico Tech Performing Art Series

Robert Mirabal is a Pueblo musician and Native American flute player and maker from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. Robert was originally booked before Covid-19 hit, especially for the Festival of the Cranes. We hope participants in the Virtual Festival will also “attend” this concert, which will be live-streamed from Macey Center. His flutes are world-renowned and have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of the American Indian. An award-winning musician and leading proponent of world music, Mirabal performs worldwide, sharing flute songs, tribal rock, dance, and storytelling. Mirabal was twice named the Native American Music Awards’ Artist of the Year and received the Songwriter of the Year award three times. He was featured in Grammy Award-winning album, Sacred Ground: A Tribute to Mother Earth in 2006 for Best Native American Music Album. Mirabal also published a book of storytelling poetry and prose in 1994 entitled Skeletons of a Bridge and is currently writing a second book, Running Alone in Photographs. Aside from his artistic talents, Mirabal is a father and a farmer, living in Taos Pueblo and participating in the traditional ways and rituals of his people. Robert has performed in Socorro several times, the first as part of the launching of the PBS program about Mirabal: Music from a Painted Cave; the second as an NMTPAS conceived collaboration performance and intensive outreach activities with NM-based internationally renowned dance company Dancing Earth, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts; and now third with his own NM-based band with a special performance by the Zuni Dancers, this during virtual Crane Fiesta 2020.

Live-Streamed on YouTube & Facebook. FREE! Donations Welcome!

To view the performance, donate, and get more information on the New Mexico Performing Arts Series, please click here: 

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