Altura Park, Albuquerque

Altura Park, Albuquerque neighborhood park between Washington, Carlisle, Indian School, and Constitution. a neighborhood city park between Washington, Carlisle, Indian School, and Constitution.

Operating as usual

Crew trimming dead branches near NW corner of park (west of recently active but now empty Cooper's Hawk nest; 3 fledglin...
07/09/2020

Crew trimming dead branches near NW corner of park (west of recently active but now empty Cooper's Hawk nest; 3 fledglings are still in area).

Two more trees came down Tues, 6/30/20, making 5 total on the south side. (One of which held a 20+ year old Cooper's Haw...
07/01/2020

Two more trees came down Tues, 6/30/20, making 5 total on the south side. (One of which held a 20+ year old Cooper's Hawk nest, unused for some years but still sturdy.) Two trees were taken down a year ago on the north side; many were severely pruned but are still dying. It's going to get worse, and will not improve in my lifetime.

10/06/2018

Does anyone know how many more weekends soccer will continue in the park?

09/06/2017

Reported. (It has been there on the southeast side for weeks.)
#seeclickfix

Reported.
09/05/2017
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Reported.

Park trash has not been picked up in a week. Bins overflowing.

Take advantage of http://seeclickfix.com and 311.
07/01/2016
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Take advantage of http://seeclickfix.com and 311.

Seriously, four days go by the flag is planted and you can't fix it? This has been going on for days. Thousands of gallons of water are being wasted every night

Someone keeps destroying sprinkler heads in Altura Park, Albuquerque. I don't think it's the city mowing crew -- they sh...
06/28/2016
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Someone keeps destroying sprinkler heads in Altura Park, Albuquerque. I don't think it's the city mowing crew -- they should be able to test the system after they mow.

Yet again the city has mowed off a sprinkler head! It looks like Old Faithful!

11/02/2015

As we passed Altura Park, Mer heard a bird she thought might be a wren. We walked around the tree east of the sidewalk that leads to the playground. The bird was right in front of us but invisible for the longest time. Turns out it was a ruby-crowned kinglet, not a wren. We watched it flit within the tree, apparently picking at cones. It flew out of the tree just a few inches, dropping and turning rather acrobatically to snag a seed or a bug mid-air. Very cool.

03/28/2012

Albuquerque Cooper’s Hawk Project
[from a flyer]

Millsap, Madden, Murphy 2012
Cooper’s Hawks are our most common urban raptor. This is a crow-sized hawk that uses stick nests throughout the city. Cooper’s Hawks are largely bird-eating birds, eating mainly doves and pigeons in the city. They typically breed in Albuquerque between April and July, and can be very protective parents. We are studying this hawk to obtain better information on our Albuquerque Cooper’s Hawks, help us to understand their behavior for their sake and ours, and to help us better manage rare raptor populations elsewhere in the U.S.

What are we doing in your neighborhood?
Banding hawks, placing radio transmitters on some hawks and collecting information on:

Nest density, success, and productivity
Survival rates of adults and chicks
Home ranges and movement
Diet and disease
Identity and ages of parents
Nest-site defense

For more information, or to help us monitor your local hawks, email [email protected]
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mjh: I'm not involved in this project, but the hawks in Altura Park are.

Address

4100 Hannett Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
87110

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Altura Park. Thursday Oct. 8th 6:30 to 8:30 PM Jasper will be performing from Joyce's driveway along Hannett. The food trucks will be along Aspen. That side of the park can get busy so we will set up on the other side of the park, west of the tennis courts. The tennis courts are a nice spot for roller skates after the last of the tennis players clear out when it gets dark. Sunset is 6:40 PM. Temp will go from mid-low 80's to mid-low 70's with a slight breeze. Once the sun goes down it gets pretty dark - great place for any glowy accoutrements! Ren Adams will get the projections going (and this time we have gotten a reliable source of power from a generous neighbor and don't have to rely on the batteries that power our transmitters). I will keep one channel open for anyone that wants to create a playlist to broadcast from their streaming service off their phone. 30 minute sets would be nice but can be up to an hour if no one else contributes. We will continue to fundraise for Roadrunner Food Bank and add to the $185 we raised last week... be safe y'all and hope to see you somewhere sometime cutting loose...
The City and the neighborhood need to recognize there is a vandal who takes joy in destroying these sprinkler heads. It has happened many times over many years. It's one of us. #seeclickfix