Gary Ivey works with the International Crane Foundation as a Research Associate and is an expert on Sandhill Cranes in the Pacific Flyway. He has worked with wildlife for over 40 years, concentration his work on water birds, waterfowl, and wetland conservation. He studied nesting ecology of Sandhill Cranes for his Master’s Thesis and wintering ecology of Sandhill Cranes for his PhD, both from Oregon State University.
Local birding expert, David Yee, leads monthly birding tours based out of Heritage Oak Winery. He is among the leading experts in native bird identification in San Joaquin County and Northern California.