Every autumn, sandhill cranes migrate back to the areas along the Rio Grande, filling the air with their loose Vs and circles as they look for prime landing fields. Standing four to five feet high, with a wingspread of seven feet, these stately red-capped birds are the delight of nature lovers. Experts from the Open Space program join us for this 2.5-mile walk on level terrain to view the cranes, newly arrived in November. No restrooms available. Limited enrollment. 

Colston Chandler, an Albuquerque resident for more than 50 years and UNM professor of physics for 36 of those years, is an outdoor enthusiast who has led many Oasis walks (mostly in the bosque).