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We are in the process of developing the 2022 Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival tour schedule. THE TOURS SHOWN ARE NOT FINAL YET AND MAY CHANGE. Check back on September 5, 2022 to see the final list of tours.

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November 4, 2022
4:10 pm
This tour combines a crane fly-in with birding on Staten Island, a premier Nature Conservancy/Conservation Farms and Ranches location, to learn what the birds already know - this is one of the best places in the Delta to spend the winter. The fly-in here typically numbers into the thousands, with both Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes. In addition, ducks, geese, Tundra Swans, Great Blue Herons, egrets, and numerous other bird species may be viewed. Experienced docents will highlight the history of Staten Island and its partnership with the Cosumnes River Preserve.
Upcoming
November 4, 2022
4:20 pm
This tour has all the excitement of the other fly-in tours in the area, but visitors will be able to view the Sandhill Cranes (and other birds) from the comfort of a viewing shelter. Seating is provided and maps, charts, and pictorials are on display. Also, visitors will be treated to a presentation by Department of Fish and Wildlife docents. The Woodbridge Ecological Reserve North Unit is generally closed to the public, so it is not uncommon for the cranes to settle in up close and personal.
Upcoming
November 4, 2022
4:30 pm
The Woodbridge Ecological Reserve is one of the few locations where Sandhill Cranes consistently roost in the Delta. At dusk, in large groups that can number from several hundred to several thousand, the cranes converge on the South Unit’s flooded fields for the night. Often this spectacle of flight and vocalization is backdropped by stunning sunsets behind Mt. Diablo. CDFW Docents will give a presentation on the cranes in a private viewing area. The cranes determine end times for evening tours. All adults and youth 16 and older are required to have a Lands Pass, or hunting license, or fishing license.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
7:30 am
This tour is for all skill levels. Bring your binoculars and enjoy a leisurely walk on flat ground through the old growth riparian habitat on the Lodi Lake Nature Trail with a local birding expert. Learn the basics or hone your skills in identifying the many birds that reside in or frequent this outstanding area, which is also home to other species, including deer, beaver, fox, possums, and turtles.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
7:30 am
Take a light morning hike along the lower Mokelumne River as it spills from Camanche Dam. Birding experts Liz West and Joanne Katanic will share their knowledge about the local landscape and help you scout 35+ species including bluebirds, night herons, several woodpecker species, mergansers, Osprey and other raptors. As an added treat, keep an eye out for spawning salmon as they complete their journey from the Pacific Ocean!
Upcoming
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 5, 2022
7:50 am
If you are wanting to explore the Delta by boat, this is the tour for you. Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime water fowl licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
November 5, 2022
8:50 am
Join Mary DuBose for an interpretive walk around this incredible preserve. You will likely see a diverse selection of ducks, geese, shore birds, raptors, and woodland birds. Sandhill Cranes are also commonly found along the edges of the marsh lands. This region was inhabited by the Miwok tribe prior to the arrival of European settlers and Mary will also share information about their culture.
staten island sign
November 5, 2022
8:50 am
Join us for a two and a half mile walk along the Mokelumne River levee on Staten Island to see how agriculture and migrating birds can live in harmony.  Staten Island biologists will highlight agricultural practices that enhance wildlife habitat. From the vantage point of the levee, which is not open to the public, you will see a wide variety of migrating birds in diverse settings. There will be opportunities to see cranes in areas where they feed.
Upcoming
heritage oak winery
November 5, 2022
10:15 am
This tour incorporates birding along the Mokelumne River, strolling through lush vineyards, handcrafted wines, and a picnic. Who could ask for more? Take this opportunity to visit one of the area’s fine wineries and learn about local species from a local birding expert. Relax on the Heritage Oak Winery patio after an enjoyable walk. If you are lucky, the hummingbird feeders will be buzzing with various species.
Upcoming
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 5, 2022
10:35 am
If you are wanting to explore the Delta by boat, this is the tour for you. Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime waterfowl habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
November 5, 2022
12:20 pm
Turner Road Vintners continues to be a destination highlight among Festival goers. Its innovative eco-friendly water reclamation ponds have created a natural habitat for a variety of birds.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
12:20 pm
Join us at the family-friendly Durst Winery, where local birding experts will guide you around the mature rural landscape of mature trees, shrubs and perennials in search of local and migrating birds. Have fun in your quest to expand the bird list crafted especially for this tour. This tour is made even more enjoyable because you will be savoring a glass of Cassandra’s vintage and complimentary cookies. Bring your lunch! Wine tasting after the tour on your own.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
1:30 pm
Join Headwaters Kayak staff for an enjoyable paddle along the Mokelumne River. The tour will be guided by locally renowned naturalist, Jay Bell. He will share his extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna found along the Mokelumne.
Upcoming
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 5, 2022
2:50 pm
If you are wanting to explore the Delta by boat, this is the tour for you. Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime waterfowl habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
November 5, 2022
3:45 pm
After a busy day at the Sandhill Crane Festival, this tour might be just what you are looking for. A tranquil patio boat cruise on Lodi Lake and the meandering Mokelumne River would be a great way to relax and rejuvenate. One of our local guides will help you to appreciate the natural beauty of this gem.
Upcoming
cosumnes river preserve crane behaviors tour
November 5, 2022
3:45 pm
This tour is an opportunity to see the Cosumnes River Preserve in a way that is generally not available. Explore this key link on the Pacific Flyway and learn why its management is considered a model in conservation partnerships. Experienced tour guides will share the ‘back story’ and guide you through the beauty of the Preserve. Your bus will take you through areas that are not open to the public to show how rice farming and managed wetlands provide a home for an extraordinary variety of wildlife. You are likely to see thousands of waterfowl, including Sandhill Cranes. Travel by charter bus and leave the driving to us.
November 5, 2022
4:10 pm
This tour combines a crane fly-in with birding on Staten Island, a premier Nature Conservancy/Conservation Farms and Ranches location, to learn what the birds already know - this is one of the best places in the Delta to spend the winter. The fly-in here typically numbers into the thousands, with both Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes. In addition, ducks, geese, Tundra Swans, Great Blue Herons, egrets, and numerous other bird species may be viewed. Experienced docents will highlight the history of Staten Island and its partnership with the Cosumnes River Preserve. Travel by charter bus and leave the driving to us.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
4:20 pm
This tour has all the excitement of the other fly-in tours in the area, but visitors will be able to view the Sandhill Cranes (and other birds) from the comfort of a viewing shelter. Seating is provided and maps, charts, and pictorials are on display. Also, visitors will be treated to a presentation by Department of Fish and Wildlife docents. The Woodbridge Ecological Reserve North Unit is generally closed to the public, so it is not uncommon for the cranes to settle in up close and personal. Transportation is provided by charter bus.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
4:30 pm
The Woodbridge Ecological Reserve is one of the few locations where Sandhill Cranes consistently roost in the Delta. At dusk, in large groups that can number from several hundred to several thousand, the cranes converge on the South Unit’s flooded fields for the night. Often this spectacle of flight and vocalization is backdropped by stunning sunsets behind Mt. Diablo. CDFW Docents will give a presentation on the cranes in a private viewing area. The cranes determine end times for evening tours. All adults and youth 16 and older are required to have a Lands Pass, or hunting license, or fishing license.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
5:10 am
This year we have a unique opportunity to experience the Tall Forest at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Dr. John Trochet, a well-known field ornithologist, will lead you deep into one of the finest riparian habitats left in California. There you will see a rich variety of up to 90 resident and seasonal bird species.
November 6, 2022
6:45 am
This tour is designed for experienced photographers with a basic knowledge of their camera (aperture, shutter speed and ISO). If you are interested in learning more about how to capture high quality images in low light and fog, with the challenges of early morning set ups, this is the tour for you. You will meet at Staten Island.
Upcoming
$50
November 6, 2022
7:10 am
Jim Dunn was the Festival’s 2015-featured photographer and one of the Festival’s most popular presenters. He says, “Birds in the wild are an intriguing subject for any photographer. Making beautiful photographs of wild birds places requirements on the photographer and his or her equipment that are very different.“ Join Jim for a morning foray at the Cosumnes River Preserve to discuss equipment options for wild bird photography, and learn some of the key skills and techniques to get good photographs.
November 6, 2022
7:10 am
Bring your binoculars and enjoy a leisurely walk on flat ground through the old growth riparian habitat at Lodi Lake Nature Trail with a local birding expert.
Upcoming
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 6, 2022
7:25 am
Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime Sandhill Crane habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
November 6, 2022
8:30 am
Join a local naturalist and fifth-generation viticulturist, Aaron Lange, on a rare walking tour of their wildlife habitat areas and adjoining vineyards, where you will see a variety of bird species and possibly even Sandhill Cranes moving overhead.  The tour will culminate in a visit to the family winery where adults can peruse the many fine vintages that have been personally nurtured by the family from the soil to the bottle. 
Upcoming
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 6, 2022
9:50 am
Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime Sandhill Crane habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 6, 2022
1:50 pm
Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime Sandhill Crane habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
November 6, 2022
2:35 pm
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SEE COSUMNES RIVER PRESERVE UP  CLOSE AND PERSONAL. Since this is a small group tour, you will have open conversations with the Preserve's biologists and get all of your questions answered. Jointly managed by 9 private and government agencies, the Cosumnes River Preserve is the finest Valley Oak riparian forest and wetland in California. Explore this key link on the Pacific Flyway and learn why its management is considered a model in conservation partnerships. Experienced tour guides will share the ‘back story’ and guide you through the beauty of the Preserve. 
November 6, 2022
3:10 pm
This tour combines a crane fly-in with birding on Staten Island, a premier Nature Conservancy/Conservation Farms and Ranches location, to learn what the birds already know - this is one of the best places in the Delta to spend the winter.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
3:20 pm
This tour will sell out early! It has all of the excitement of the other fly-in tours in the area, but visitors will disembark the bus at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve North Unit, where they will be treated to a presentation by Department of Fish and Wildlife docents.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
3:50 pm
At dusk, in large groups that can number from several hundred to several thousand, the cranes converge on the flooded fields to roost for the night. Often this spectacle of flight, vocalization and ground activity is back-dropped by stunning sunsets behind Mt. Diablo.
Upcoming
November 4, 2022
4:10 pm
This tour combines a crane fly-in with birding on Staten Island, a premier Nature Conservancy/Conservation Farms and Ranches location, to learn what the birds already know - this is one of the best places in the Delta to spend the winter. The fly-in here typically numbers into the thousands, with both Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes. In addition, ducks, geese, Tundra Swans, Great Blue Herons, egrets, and numerous other bird species may be viewed. Experienced docents will highlight the history of Staten Island and its partnership with the Cosumnes River Preserve.
Upcoming
staten island sign
November 5, 2022
8:50 am
Join us for a two and a half mile walk along the Mokelumne River levee on Staten Island to see how agriculture and migrating birds can live in harmony.  Staten Island biologists will highlight agricultural practices that enhance wildlife habitat. From the vantage point of the levee, which is not open to the public, you will see a wide variety of migrating birds in diverse settings. There will be opportunities to see cranes in areas where they feed.
Upcoming
cosumnes river preserve crane behaviors tour
November 5, 2022
3:45 pm
This tour is an opportunity to see the Cosumnes River Preserve in a way that is generally not available. Explore this key link on the Pacific Flyway and learn why its management is considered a model in conservation partnerships. Experienced tour guides will share the ‘back story’ and guide you through the beauty of the Preserve. Your bus will take you through areas that are not open to the public to show how rice farming and managed wetlands provide a home for an extraordinary variety of wildlife. You are likely to see thousands of waterfowl, including Sandhill Cranes. Travel by charter bus and leave the driving to us.
November 5, 2022
4:10 pm
This tour combines a crane fly-in with birding on Staten Island, a premier Nature Conservancy/Conservation Farms and Ranches location, to learn what the birds already know - this is one of the best places in the Delta to spend the winter. The fly-in here typically numbers into the thousands, with both Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes. In addition, ducks, geese, Tundra Swans, Great Blue Herons, egrets, and numerous other bird species may be viewed. Experienced docents will highlight the history of Staten Island and its partnership with the Cosumnes River Preserve. Travel by charter bus and leave the driving to us.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
8:30 am
Join a local naturalist and fifth-generation viticulturist, Aaron Lange, on a rare walking tour of their wildlife habitat areas and adjoining vineyards, where you will see a variety of bird species and possibly even Sandhill Cranes moving overhead.  The tour will culminate in a visit to the family winery where adults can peruse the many fine vintages that have been personally nurtured by the family from the soil to the bottle. 
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
2:35 pm
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SEE COSUMNES RIVER PRESERVE UP  CLOSE AND PERSONAL. Since this is a small group tour, you will have open conversations with the Preserve's biologists and get all of your questions answered. Jointly managed by 9 private and government agencies, the Cosumnes River Preserve is the finest Valley Oak riparian forest and wetland in California. Explore this key link on the Pacific Flyway and learn why its management is considered a model in conservation partnerships. Experienced tour guides will share the ‘back story’ and guide you through the beauty of the Preserve. 
November 6, 2022
3:10 pm
This tour combines a crane fly-in with birding on Staten Island, a premier Nature Conservancy/Conservation Farms and Ranches location, to learn what the birds already know - this is one of the best places in the Delta to spend the winter.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
7:30 am
This tour is for all skill levels. Bring your binoculars and enjoy a leisurely walk on flat ground through the old growth riparian habitat on the Lodi Lake Nature Trail with a local birding expert. Learn the basics or hone your skills in identifying the many birds that reside in or frequent this outstanding area, which is also home to other species, including deer, beaver, fox, possums, and turtles.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
7:30 am
Take a light morning hike along the lower Mokelumne River as it spills from Camanche Dam. Birding experts Liz West and Joanne Katanic will share their knowledge about the local landscape and help you scout 35+ species including bluebirds, night herons, several woodpecker species, mergansers, Osprey and other raptors. As an added treat, keep an eye out for spawning salmon as they complete their journey from the Pacific Ocean!
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
8:50 am
Join Mary DuBose for an interpretive walk around this incredible preserve. You will likely see a diverse selection of ducks, geese, shore birds, raptors, and woodland birds. Sandhill Cranes are also commonly found along the edges of the marsh lands. This region was inhabited by the Miwok tribe prior to the arrival of European settlers and Mary will also share information about their culture.
heritage oak winery
November 5, 2022
10:15 am
This tour incorporates birding along the Mokelumne River, strolling through lush vineyards, handcrafted wines, and a picnic. Who could ask for more? Take this opportunity to visit one of the area’s fine wineries and learn about local species from a local birding expert. Relax on the Heritage Oak Winery patio after an enjoyable walk. If you are lucky, the hummingbird feeders will be buzzing with various species.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
5:10 am
This year we have a unique opportunity to experience the Tall Forest at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Dr. John Trochet, a well-known field ornithologist, will lead you deep into one of the finest riparian habitats left in California. There you will see a rich variety of up to 90 resident and seasonal bird species.
November 6, 2022
7:10 am
Bring your binoculars and enjoy a leisurely walk on flat ground through the old growth riparian habitat at Lodi Lake Nature Trail with a local birding expert.
Upcoming
heritage oak winery
November 5, 2022
10:15 am
This tour incorporates birding along the Mokelumne River, strolling through lush vineyards, handcrafted wines, and a picnic. Who could ask for more? Take this opportunity to visit one of the area’s fine wineries and learn about local species from a local birding expert. Relax on the Heritage Oak Winery patio after an enjoyable walk. If you are lucky, the hummingbird feeders will be buzzing with various species.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
12:20 pm
Turner Road Vintners continues to be a destination highlight among Festival goers. Its innovative eco-friendly water reclamation ponds have created a natural habitat for a variety of birds.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
12:20 pm
Join us at the family-friendly Durst Winery, where local birding experts will guide you around the mature rural landscape of mature trees, shrubs and perennials in search of local and migrating birds. Have fun in your quest to expand the bird list crafted especially for this tour. This tour is made even more enjoyable because you will be savoring a glass of Cassandra’s vintage and complimentary cookies. Bring your lunch! Wine tasting after the tour on your own.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
8:30 am
Join a local naturalist and fifth-generation viticulturist, Aaron Lange, on a rare walking tour of their wildlife habitat areas and adjoining vineyards, where you will see a variety of bird species and possibly even Sandhill Cranes moving overhead.  The tour will culminate in a visit to the family winery where adults can peruse the many fine vintages that have been personally nurtured by the family from the soil to the bottle. 
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
8:50 am
Join Mary DuBose for an interpretive walk around this incredible preserve. You will likely see a diverse selection of ducks, geese, shore birds, raptors, and woodland birds. Sandhill Cranes are also commonly found along the edges of the marsh lands. This region was inhabited by the Miwok tribe prior to the arrival of European settlers and Mary will also share information about their culture.
cosumnes river preserve crane behaviors tour
November 5, 2022
3:45 pm
This tour is an opportunity to see the Cosumnes River Preserve in a way that is generally not available. Explore this key link on the Pacific Flyway and learn why its management is considered a model in conservation partnerships. Experienced tour guides will share the ‘back story’ and guide you through the beauty of the Preserve. Your bus will take you through areas that are not open to the public to show how rice farming and managed wetlands provide a home for an extraordinary variety of wildlife. You are likely to see thousands of waterfowl, including Sandhill Cranes. Travel by charter bus and leave the driving to us.
November 6, 2022
2:35 pm
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SEE COSUMNES RIVER PRESERVE UP  CLOSE AND PERSONAL. Since this is a small group tour, you will have open conversations with the Preserve's biologists and get all of your questions answered. Jointly managed by 9 private and government agencies, the Cosumnes River Preserve is the finest Valley Oak riparian forest and wetland in California. Explore this key link on the Pacific Flyway and learn why its management is considered a model in conservation partnerships. Experienced tour guides will share the ‘back story’ and guide you through the beauty of the Preserve. 
staten island sign
November 5, 2022
8:50 am
Join us for a two and a half mile walk along the Mokelumne River levee on Staten Island to see how agriculture and migrating birds can live in harmony.  Staten Island biologists will highlight agricultural practices that enhance wildlife habitat. From the vantage point of the levee, which is not open to the public, you will see a wide variety of migrating birds in diverse settings. There will be opportunities to see cranes in areas where they feed.
Upcoming
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 5, 2022
7:50 am
If you are wanting to explore the Delta by boat, this is the tour for you. Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime water fowl licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 5, 2022
10:35 am
If you are wanting to explore the Delta by boat, this is the tour for you. Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime waterfowl habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 5, 2022
2:50 pm
If you are wanting to explore the Delta by boat, this is the tour for you. Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime waterfowl habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 6, 2022
7:25 am
Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime Sandhill Crane habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 6, 2022
9:50 am
Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime Sandhill Crane habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
lodi sandhill crane festival delta birding cruise
November 6, 2022
1:50 pm
Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime Sandhill Crane habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.
November 5, 2022
1:30 pm
Join Headwaters Kayak staff for an enjoyable paddle along the Mokelumne River. The tour will be guided by locally renowned naturalist, Jay Bell. He will share his extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna found along the Mokelumne.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
6:45 am
This tour is designed for experienced photographers with a basic knowledge of their camera (aperture, shutter speed and ISO). If you are interested in learning more about how to capture high quality images in low light and fog, with the challenges of early morning set ups, this is the tour for you. You will meet at Staten Island.
Upcoming
$50
November 6, 2022
7:10 am
Jim Dunn was the Festival’s 2015-featured photographer and one of the Festival’s most popular presenters. He says, “Birds in the wild are an intriguing subject for any photographer. Making beautiful photographs of wild birds places requirements on the photographer and his or her equipment that are very different.“ Join Jim for a morning foray at the Cosumnes River Preserve to discuss equipment options for wild bird photography, and learn some of the key skills and techniques to get good photographs.
November 4, 2022
4:10 pm
This tour combines a crane fly-in with birding on Staten Island, a premier Nature Conservancy/Conservation Farms and Ranches location, to learn what the birds already know - this is one of the best places in the Delta to spend the winter. The fly-in here typically numbers into the thousands, with both Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes. In addition, ducks, geese, Tundra Swans, Great Blue Herons, egrets, and numerous other bird species may be viewed. Experienced docents will highlight the history of Staten Island and its partnership with the Cosumnes River Preserve.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
4:10 pm
This tour combines a crane fly-in with birding on Staten Island, a premier Nature Conservancy/Conservation Farms and Ranches location, to learn what the birds already know - this is one of the best places in the Delta to spend the winter. The fly-in here typically numbers into the thousands, with both Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes. In addition, ducks, geese, Tundra Swans, Great Blue Herons, egrets, and numerous other bird species may be viewed. Experienced docents will highlight the history of Staten Island and its partnership with the Cosumnes River Preserve. Travel by charter bus and leave the driving to us.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
3:10 pm
This tour combines a crane fly-in with birding on Staten Island, a premier Nature Conservancy/Conservation Farms and Ranches location, to learn what the birds already know - this is one of the best places in the Delta to spend the winter.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
3:45 pm
After a busy day at the Sandhill Crane Festival, this tour might be just what you are looking for. A tranquil patio boat cruise on Lodi Lake and the meandering Mokelumne River would be a great way to relax and rejuvenate. One of our local guides will help you to appreciate the natural beauty of this gem.
Upcoming
November 4, 2022
4:20 pm
This tour has all the excitement of the other fly-in tours in the area, but visitors will be able to view the Sandhill Cranes (and other birds) from the comfort of a viewing shelter. Seating is provided and maps, charts, and pictorials are on display. Also, visitors will be treated to a presentation by Department of Fish and Wildlife docents. The Woodbridge Ecological Reserve North Unit is generally closed to the public, so it is not uncommon for the cranes to settle in up close and personal.
Upcoming
November 4, 2022
4:30 pm
The Woodbridge Ecological Reserve is one of the few locations where Sandhill Cranes consistently roost in the Delta. At dusk, in large groups that can number from several hundred to several thousand, the cranes converge on the South Unit’s flooded fields for the night. Often this spectacle of flight and vocalization is backdropped by stunning sunsets behind Mt. Diablo. CDFW Docents will give a presentation on the cranes in a private viewing area. The cranes determine end times for evening tours. All adults and youth 16 and older are required to have a Lands Pass, or hunting license, or fishing license.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
4:20 pm
This tour has all the excitement of the other fly-in tours in the area, but visitors will be able to view the Sandhill Cranes (and other birds) from the comfort of a viewing shelter. Seating is provided and maps, charts, and pictorials are on display. Also, visitors will be treated to a presentation by Department of Fish and Wildlife docents. The Woodbridge Ecological Reserve North Unit is generally closed to the public, so it is not uncommon for the cranes to settle in up close and personal. Transportation is provided by charter bus.
Upcoming
November 5, 2022
4:30 pm
The Woodbridge Ecological Reserve is one of the few locations where Sandhill Cranes consistently roost in the Delta. At dusk, in large groups that can number from several hundred to several thousand, the cranes converge on the South Unit’s flooded fields for the night. Often this spectacle of flight and vocalization is backdropped by stunning sunsets behind Mt. Diablo. CDFW Docents will give a presentation on the cranes in a private viewing area. The cranes determine end times for evening tours. All adults and youth 16 and older are required to have a Lands Pass, or hunting license, or fishing license.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
3:20 pm
This tour will sell out early! It has all of the excitement of the other fly-in tours in the area, but visitors will disembark the bus at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve North Unit, where they will be treated to a presentation by Department of Fish and Wildlife docents.
Upcoming
November 6, 2022
3:50 pm
At dusk, in large groups that can number from several hundred to several thousand, the cranes converge on the flooded fields to roost for the night. Often this spectacle of flight, vocalization and ground activity is back-dropped by stunning sunsets behind Mt. Diablo.
Upcoming
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