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Autumn Crane-spotting in Wisconsin

By Karen Haley, Friends Member It is late October in Wisconsin, the Amish are harvesting corn from their fields in their labor intensive way, and as the fields become stretches of corn stock nubs, the cranes move in as gleaners—cleaners picking up bits of dropped corn...

An Indelible Memory

By Karen Haley, Friends Member In the predawn cold of a New Mexico morning, the vinyl seats of an old school bus were hard and cold, but that couldn’t dampen the anticipation as the bus bumped along in the dark, heading into the refuge. It seemed a small price to pay...
Sandhill Crane Questions Answered by Refuge Manager, Deb Williams

Sandhill Crane Questions Answered by Refuge Manager, Deb Williams

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Manager, Deb Williams, to ask some questions that we  heard from YOU – our Friends – after we published our original article about sandhill cranes.  You can read...
Celebrate the Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache

Celebrate the Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache

Photo by Charles Sterling The Bosque del Apache’s Festival of the Cranes is one of the most spectacular wildlife events in North America. Every year, thousands of cranes and other migratory birds flock to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located...
What’s Up with Sandhill Crane Numbers at Bosque del Apache?

What’s Up with Sandhill Crane Numbers at Bosque del Apache?

What we know – and some good news!  During our recent Festival of the Cranes, we heard several questions and comments about the number of birds on the refuge. There seem to be fewer sandhill cranes at Bosque del Apache this season – is everything okay? I see lots of...
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