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(522) TOUR – Crane Fly-In Woodbridge Ecological Reserve NORTH UNIT #1 – November 4, 2022

This tour will sell out early! The tour takes you to the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve North Unit which is one of the main Sandhill Crane roosting areas in the Delta. 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.

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 at the beginning of the tour.

Drive west from Interstate 5 on Woodbridge Road for 2 miles. Look for the sign on your right.  Meet your guide at the WER North Unit Parking lot.

 TOUR TIME: 4:20 – 6:30 p.m.

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.

TICKETS:
Adult: $40.00
Youth: $35.00
Child: $30.00

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 Friday, November 4, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

This map can be used to search for the best route to your tour from your current location.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Meet your guides at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve NORTH UNIT by 4:20 p.m. It is best to arrive early. If you are late, the gate may be closed, and you could miss your tour. Remember to bring your lands pass.

Contact the Registration Coordinator in advance at tours@lodisandhillcrane.org if special accommodations are needed.

TOURS TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds (minus a 3% processing fee) are available prior to a tour upon the customer’s request at tours@lodisandhillcrane.org. A full refund is automatically issued for any events cancelled by the festival organizers.

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Docents

Be sure to be at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve NORTH UNIT parking lot by 4:20 p.m. If you are late, the gate will be closed and you may miss the tour.

You will arrive at the shelter after a short drive down a gravel road. Your guide will give you directions for parking.

It is best to dress in layers.  The delta 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.

Yes, a Lands Pass, hunting license, or fishing license is required.  Information about how to purchase a Lands Pass can be found at https://wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/lands-pass.

Binoculars and a spotting scope may be brought on this tour if they can be held on your lap. There may be limited space in an overhead compartment of the bus. Check with your guide before boarding.

You should definitely bring your camera.

Yes there is a port-a-potty available at the tour site. Nevertheless, everyone should use the restroom before the tour begins.

This tour is fully accessible and requires limited physical effort.

This tour requires the ability to step on and off a bus.

This tour requires the ability to stand for at least an hour.

This tour site has hard surfaces with some unevenness and or slight inclines. It is wheel chair accessible to most viewing areas.

Yes, handy cap accessible restrooms or port-a-potty is available at the tour site. Nevertheless, everyone should use the restroom before the tour begins.

In general, it is not acceptable to bring dogs to the festival or on tours because they may interfere with other participants for disturb wildlife. Service animals must be handled so as not to disturb other people or wildlife. On bus or boat tours, service animals must sit on their owner’s lap because of limited space.

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

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