We are doing something exciting again this year! Instead of taking busloads of people to the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve South, this tour has been changed to a limited carpool event. We have reserved parking space and the viewing mound for an exclusive rendezvous with the Sandhill Cranes. Avoid the crowds and listen as experienced volunteer docents from the Department of Fish and Wildlife share the natural history of the cranes. 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. Book this tour early, as it will undoubtedly fill up fast! [The cranes determine end times for evening tours.] If the Friday tour runs late getting back for the dinner, we will hold you a plate.
TOUR TIME: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Meet your guide at the viewing mound at the west end of the parking lot.
All participants are required to carry a current Lands Pass, or fishing or hunting license. Go to https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/lands-pass for more information about how to purchase a Lands Pass. You will be required to show your pass or license when you check in with your guide. For more information about DFW tours during the season go to email@example.com.
Tickets available for purchase September 5, 2022
LAST DAY to purchase tickets is October 30, 2022
If the tour does not fill up, remaining tickets can be purchased at Hutchins Street Square at the reservation table on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Meet your guides at 4:30 p.m. at Woodbridge Ecological Reserve South at the west end of the parking lot, near the viewing mound. (The north unit parking lot will be on your right. Continue west for a few hundred yards. The south unit parking lot will be on your left.)
TOURS TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Cancellation Policy: Full refunds (minus a 3% processing fee) are available if a participant cancels more than 2 weeks before the event. No refunds will be available within two weeks of the event or during the festival. A full refund is automatically issued for any events cancelled by event organizers.
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