(3422) TOUR – Photographing Wild Birds with Jim Dunn , November 6, 2022

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. This is the first time we have scheduled Jim’s tour at this great bird habitat. To see examples of Jim’s photographs, go to

Adult: $48.00

Tickets available for online purchase September 5, 2022

LAST DAY to purchase tickets online is October 30, 2022

Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at Hutchins Street Square at the registration table on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

This tour begins and ends at the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center. Meet your guide at 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2022.



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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Jim Dunn
Jim has been leading photography tours during the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival for the past 5 years. He was the 2015 featured artist at the festival.

Check in with Jim at the Visior Center behind the parking lot

Depart the Cosumnes River Preserve

It is best to dress in layers.  The area can be very cool in the morning and evening, but quite warm in the afternoon.

There is no food or water available on this tour, so participants are encouraged to bring a snack and a bottle of water if they like.

No, this tour does not require a Lands Pass.

Binoculars and spotting scope may be brought on this tour. They should be light enough to carry a mile or two.

Yes there is a port-a-potty available at this site but everyone should use the restroom before arriving.

Participants will need to be able to walk a mile or two on grass or uneven ground and stand for an hour or more.

Handicap parking is available.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

In general, it is not acceptable to bring dogs to the festival or on tours because they may interfere with other participants or disturb wildlife. Service animals must be handled so as not to disturb other people or wildlife.

There are many insects, including mosquitoes in the area, so long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended. Insect repellent is recommended.

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