we experienced the sandhill cranes arriving at 0715 on the spring forward sunday in march amidst a red sky at morning to the east and a full moon hovering over the mountains to the west. oh how grans it twas.
We live only 3 hrs from this wonderful natural migratory event but this was only our second year to view. Lots of photo opportunities and good look to observe behavior. We went just before the upcoming crane festival...not too crowded but also no information available or maps that we could find. Its important to see them gather in the evenings... 更多
I stayed in Alamosa so I could come into town a bit early and try to run over to the Refuge. It was gray and overcast to the south, a bit of rain and an evening, early spring. The light in the early evening was absolutely breathtaking. Because it was barely spring, the trees were mostly leafless but the mountains... 更多
My son had heard that Sandhill cranes were migrating through this Refuge. We saw about one hundred cranes. Also saw many varieties of ducks and other birds.
My wife and I visited the preserve based on Trip Advisor Reviews. We saw a fair number of ducks, geese, and what we think were a few Sand Hill Cranes a long way away. It was a nice day and wish we were in the area when the Sand Hill Cranes were around.
What a treat to park your car and get out and sit and watch the Sandhill Cranes. Plenty of easy parking and info boards and benches. Or bring your own chairs.