TOUR #3723 – Raptors Round Up – November 5, 2023

Every year, Cosumnes River Preserve Naturalists do a survey of raptors found within CRP’s 50,000 diverse acres. The data collected by these volunteers help biologists from BLM, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Nature Conservancy and other agencies to monitor the health of these populations. The preserve is an excellent location for viewing raptors due to its wide variety of grasslands, marshes, rivers and sloughs, woodlands, and agricultural fields.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the rich variety of raptors in this area. A volunteer naturalist will guide you to areas that are best for viewing. The species you might see include Swainson’s Hawks, Red Tailed Hawks, American Kestrels, Red-Shouldered Hawks, and many others. Be sure to bring your binoculars and scopes. Over 250 species of birds frequent the Cosumnes River Preserve during the year, so no mater what, you will have a day to remember.

TIME: 9:50 a.m. – 12:00 pm



DIRECTIONS: The Cosumnes River Preserve is located on Franklin Road, which is East and parallel to Interstate 5. Take the Walnut Grove/Thornton exit on Interstate 5, turn left, then left onto Franklin Road. Meet your guide at the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center, 13501 Franklin Blvd, Galt, CA, 95632. Park in the upper or lower parking lot and meet your guide in front of the Visitors Center. NOTE: Franklin Road between the CRP visitor center and Twin Cities Road may be closed for bridge repair.

Adult: $35.00

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 25 minutes.


This tour begins and ends at the Cosumnes River Preserve in the upper parking lot near the bathrooms (13501 Franklin Blvd, Galt, CA 95632). Meet your guide at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2023.


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 prior to a tour upon the customer’s request at A full refund is automatically issued for any events cancelled by the festival organizers.

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This tour begins and ends at the Cosumnes River Preserve at the Visitors Center (13501 Franklin Blvd, Galt, CA 95632). Meet your guide at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

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.

The Cosumnes River Preserve does not allow dogs. 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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