2014 Festival of the Cranes
November 18-23

We are gearing up for Festival of the Cranes for 2014!
If you would like to see some of the great workshops, lectures, and tours we have scheduled, please check out our Schedule of Events online or peruse the complete 2014 Festival brochure(3Mb pdf).

REGISTRATION for Friends of the Bosque members has begun.

+ Your membership must be current as of today.
+ A member may register their spouse, friends, family, etc. as their "Guests." Please provide unique emails for them if they want a copy of the itinerary.
+ JOIN or RENEW if needed.
+ Note: all registrations will be on temporary hold pending membership verification. You will receive confirmation of your registration within 90 minutes.
+ Rest assured your registration is in the queue!
+ Having trouble? We are available 9:00am-6:00pm MDT on Tuesday, 9/2, at 575-835-2077 or 575-838-2120TO HELP (not to do it for you - this time is for those registering online).


Registration for non-members will begin Wednesday, September 3rd, at 9:00AM MDT.

Our 2014 Festival Artist is Sandra Corless -- thank you Sandra for such an elegant image! Look for Sandra's image, Looking For A Mate, on Festival merchandise in store and online later this fall!

cameraThe Friends of the Bosque announce the opening of the 2014 Festival of the Cranes photo contest! Entry fees remain the same as last year - $5 for the first photo and $3 for each additional. All submissions and payments are online. Please go to our 2014 PHOTO CONTEST PAGE for rules, FAQ's, and entries. The contest will be open through October 1, 2014. Check out the 2013 winners. Good luck!


The Expo Tent will be back in 2014. Please plan to check out our top notch exhibitors and take advantage of our optics, camera, printing, and eco-travel experts onsite! There will be no Fine Art Show associated with the Festival of the Cranes in 2014.

Did you see the Adopt A Project listings in the Festival brochure? You can learn more about those here.

Looking to plan your travel now? Make sure to check out our lodging page and make your reservations through the links from Reservetravel. Prices are usually the same as with other travel sites, and the Friends receive 6% back as a donation! We've made almost $2,300 in 3 years of this partnership. It's a win-win for everyone!



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