(25) An Afternoon with the Sandhill Cranes & Paul Tebbel – November 6

This tour is ideal for those who want to enjoy a few hours with nationally renowned crane expert Paul Tebbel. Beat the weekend crowds and move about the Delta to observe cranes resting, eating and dancing during the “great winter rendezvous.” You will be up close and personal with the biology and natural history of the cranes through observation, enriched by Paul’s sharing of his 40 years of experience. This tour will explore the crane’s daytime feeding grounds and conclude with the fly-in at Staten Island. Participants are encouraged to bring a folding chair to relax in while watching the cranes fly in to their roosting area. If the tour runs late getting back for the dinner, we will hold you a plate.

Adult: $50.00
Youth: $40.00
Child: $30.00

Tickets available for purchase September 5, 2021

All tours begin and end at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi. Check in at the registration table 20 minutes before the start of the tour.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds (minus a $10 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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Paul Tebbel
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Paul Tebbel is well known in the Lodi area for his knowledge and experience with sandhill cranes and their habitat. In his own words, “I’m a confirmed crane fanatic; having studied, watched cranes and taught the public about them for over 35 years.”

We will meet at Hutchins Street Square and get checked in.

We will depart from Hutchins Street Square.

We arrive at Staten Island and the tour begins.

We arrive back at Hutchins Street Square.

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.

No, this tour does not require a 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 are restrooms or 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.

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 mosquitos in the delta, so long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended. Insect repellent is recommended.

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