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. The Friday night tour will be late getting back for the dinner, but we will hold you a plate.
TOUR TIME: 4:10 – 7:10 p.m.
NOTE: This Friday night tour may cause customers to arrive back at Hutchins Street Square after the Opening Dinner begins. We will hold you a plate if you are registered for the dinner.
DIRECTIONS: This tour begins and ends at Hutchins Street Square (125 S. Hutchins Street) in Lodi, California. Check in at the registration table at Hutchins Street Square by 3:10 p.m. You will be directed to the north door to meet your guides and receive instructions. Transportation to and from Staten Island is provided by charter bus. Loading will begin 4:20 p.m. TO ASSURE EVERYONE’S SAFETY, MASKS MAY BE REQUIRED WHILE ON THE BUS.
NO LANDS PASS REQUIRED
OTHER TOURS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST: You may be interested in knowing that other Sandhill Crane tours are available during the fall and winter. For more information about California Department of Fish and Wildlife tours during the season go to this CDFW website. For information about Sandhill Crane tours through the Cosumnes River Preserve, chick here.
Tours available for purchase beginning September 5, 2023
Tour guides will receive a list of customers who have registered by October 28, 2023.
Customers who register online for a tour after that date must show the guide a hard copy or phone display of the email receipt. The receipt may go to your spam folder.
Unsold tickets will be available during the festival and can be purchased on this website.
This map can be used to search for the best route to Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, California. This is the location where you will board the bus to the Staten Island Fly-in tour. Drive time by bus to the tour is approximately 35 minutes.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
This tour begins and ends at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, California. Bus loading begins at 4:20. Check in at the registration table 20 minutes before the loading time.
QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION: Contact the Registration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (800) 581-6150. Notify the Registration Coordinator in advance if special accommodations are needed. Expect a response from the Coordinator within the week.
TOURS TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE
NOTE: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS SATURDAY NIGHT
Cancellation Policy: Full refunds (minus a 3% processing fee) are available prior to a tour upon the customer’s request at email@example.com. A full refund is automatically issued for any events cancelled by the festival organizers.
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