TOUR #2523- Crane Fly-In Staten Island #2 – November 4, 2023

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.

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 4:10 p.m. You will be directed to the north door to meet your guides and receive instructions. Transportation to and from Cosumnes River Preserve is provided by charter bus. Loading will begin 4:20 p.m.

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

Book this tour 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 your tour from your current location. Drive time from Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, California to this tour is approximately 35 minutes.

Check in at the registration table at Hutchins Street Square by 4:10 p.m.

QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION: Contact the Registration Coordinator at 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.


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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Check in at the Hutchins Street Square registration table by 4:10 pm. You will be directed to the bus loading area at the north side of the building.


You will meet your guide and be given instructions prior to loading the bus.

The bus will unload at the Hutchins Street Square north parking lot.

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, as long as there is space on the bus or can be held on your lap.

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 requires the ability to walk short distances on uneven ground and stand for an hour or more.

A handicap accessible porta-potty may not be available at the tour site. 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. 

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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