Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 17, 2019

Sandhill Crane Festival November 1-3, 2019

Want to see the Sandhill cranes during this year’s festival? There are still plenty of openings on our tours, including Crane Roving with Gary Ivey (Saturday, 6 a.m.), Bacchus and Birds (Saturday, 11:50 a.m.), Photographing Wild Birds with Jim Dunn (Sunday, 7:05 a.m.), Sustainable Wines, Vines and Wildlife (Sunday, 9:30 a.m.), Friday and Sunday Crane Fly-Ins at Woodbridge Ecological Reserve and Staten Island, and several of Captain Morgan’s Delta Tours. But spaces are filling up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! Register at

This year’s presentations, workshops and other programming are now available at our website,
Here’s a sneak peek at some of this year’s features:
  • The 2019 Festival Artist is Lauris Phillips, whose beautiful brush paintings of cranes are featured on our posters and T-shirts. She’ll give gallery talks at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Featured speakers are Dr. Gary Ivey of the International Crane Foundation, an expert on water birds and Sandhill cranes, and Krista Roessingh, who works with the North Coast Cetacean Society and First Nations in British Columbia, Canada. Ivey will speak at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and Roessingh will present at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • Sandhill Cranes 101: Learn about the behavior and migration patterns of the weekend’s stars, the Sandhill cranes. (Saturday, 10 a.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.)
  • Make and Take Art: Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to create their own mini-canvas, hosted by volunteers from the Lodi Community Art Center. (Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Other festival favorites are returning, including Wild Things, the Secret Lives of Raptors, Taiko Drumming, Origami Cranes, Bird Carving and more. Check our website for more information.

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