The Meetup time has been updated to match my last email. If you do not have a schedled tour meet in front of the theatre. We will start there at the displays and then go out to a preserve.
The 2012 schedule is now available. There will be many tours and workshops available. Watch for updates. Tours will begin at 6:00am. I know this early so sign up for time that is convenient for you.
Welcome to the Lodi, CA Sandhill Crane Festival
November 4, 2012
Long before Lodi existed, Sandhill Cranes descended into the rich delta wetlands at the end of a long migratory journey, some from nesting grounds as far away as Siberia. As they greeted California’s earliest explorers, these magnificent birds darkened the skies over winter marshes. In awe-inspiring numbers, and with a prehistoric call, stately gait, and elegant choreography, the Sandhill Crane continues to attract and inspire visitors.
Each year thousands of visitors make their way to Lodi area wildlife refuges and farmlands to experience first hand one of nature’s spectacles. The abundance of crane habitat continues to nourish our agricultural roots, with water, soil, and climate that sustains the birds, enriches our lives, and benefits our local economy.
For 15 years, Lodi’s Sandhill Crane Festival has celebrated the return of the cranes. In partnership with the City of Lodi, the Festival continues this November, welcoming an ever-growing circle of friends to our community to share the wonder of the Sandhill Crane ... and so much more.