The Winter Bird and Bat Festival takes place every January at the Rio Grande Nature Center. The festival takes place Saturday, January 12 in 2013, 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
Bird ID with the Central New Mexico Audubon Society
Biofacts and Bosque Bits
All day events include a look at live birds with the group Wildlife Rescue and a look at live bats with Laurie Wearne.
Scheduled Events 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Guided Bird Walks with Friends’ Volunteers
10 a.m. Guided Nature Walk with Friends’ Volunteers
11 a.m. “Birds of the Rio Grande Bosque”, talk with Erin Greenlee of Hawks Aloft
12:30 p.m. Bat expert Laurie Wearne will have a "Live Bats Capture" workshop
2 p.m. “Photographing Sandhill Cranes” with photo expert Sandra Corliss
For more information, call (505) 344-7240.
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.