Sandhill Cranes in Western Colorado
Thursday March 12, 7:00 p.m.. We are so lucky in the Uncompahgre Valley to frequently hear the loud trumpeting of sandhill cranes as they fly back and forth to their roosting areas both west of Delta and south of Montrose. Have you ever wanted to know more about these large and ancient birds? Join retired Division of Wildlife Biologist Van Graham for a presentation on Sandhill Cranes in Colorado. He will include information on crane biology and management, and the annual cycle of life from reproduction through migration. He will also discuss historical information highlighting declines in the crane populations in the late 1800s and early 1900s and recent population increases. Join us at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta at 7 PM. (at Confluence Park, 531 Palmer St, off Confluence Drive). All are welcome and there is no charge.
Flocks and Rocks: The Amazing Story of Sandhill Cranes and Fruitgrowers Reservoir
Thursday March 19, 6:00 p.m. David Noe is an engaging speaker with a great story to tell about Sandhill Cranes in our area. David Noe's presentation is co-sponsored by the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, Delta County Libraries, and Black Canyon Audubon Society. This is a family and child friendly event that is the prelude to Eckert Crane Days Friday March 20-Sunday March 22 at Fruitgrowers Reservoir. Join us at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, 195 W Main St. Cedaredge, A $10 suggested donation would be greatly appreciated. Call (970) 856-9195 for more information.