Sandhill Crane Festival is this weekend in Lodi and surrounding countryside!

OK, you have notice of a very cool event coming in a few days!

Sandhill Cranes congregate in wet, marshy lowlands (Chuck Higgs photo).

The 2016 Sandhill Crane Festival is November 4-6, 2016; register now for the 20th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival in Lodi and surrounding countryside.

Tour Registration is Now Open!

The Festival has tours designed to appeal to everyone, led by experienced guides and experts in their field. Two and a half days of fun, from sunrise to sunset.

The choices are many: crane fly-out and fly-in tours; kayaking and cruise tours; birding field trips; expert-led photography field trips; and winery tours.

Granddaughter Jessica searches for cranes, egrets and other birds at Cosumnes River Preserve.

In between tours, check out informative presentations and workshops, plus the Art Show, Exhibit Hall and Festival sales table.  And don’t miss Friday night’s Opening Dinner.

So, plan a visit to Lodi and environs this weekend! You’ll not be disappointed in these majestic birds (many standing 5 feet tall with 7 foot wingspans) and our lovely Lodi and Woodbridge countryside.

Cranes migrate thousands of miles each year (Chuck Higgs photo).

For more information, go to the Sandhill Crane Festival website:

And, a special “tip of the hat” to my favorite amateur wildlife photographer, Chuck Higgs, who provided these photos!

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