The Winter Bird and Bat Festival takes place every January at the Rio Grande Nature Center. The festival takes place Saturday, January 11 in 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Birds are plentiful along the Rio Grande bosque, and the festival provides a chance to not only learn about the birds and bats in the area, but also to see some live. Guided walks and talks provide an in depth look at the nature of the area.
All Day Events
- Live birds with Wildlife Rescue
- Children's crafts
- Bird ID with the Central New Mexico Audubon Society
- Biofacts and Bosque Bits Table
- 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Guided Bird Walks with Friends’ Volunteers
- 10 a.m. Guided Nature Walk with Friends’ Volunteers
- 11 a.m. “Rosy Finches in the Sandias”, talk with Michael Hilchey
- 12:30 p.m. William Gannon, "Nuts and Bolts of Being a Bat"
- 2 p.m. “Painting the Wonders of Nature with a Camera” with Jeffrey Goffe
Admission to the festival is free. Parking is $3, free for Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center members.
The event is presented by the Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center.
The Rio Grande Nature Center is located at 2901 Candelaria Road NW. Take Candelaria west from Rio Grande Boulevard to the end of the road.
For more information, call (505) 344-7240.