Free Sandhill Crane Viewing Tours
Once again we had a good season of free Sandhill Crane viewing tours last Fall and Winter. We had over 200 guests this past season. We had a very successful tour season from September 2016 to January 2017. This is such a popular event we will continue it again beginning this Fall.
Sandhill Cranes will be the focus of our trips, but you may see other wintering birds as well. Ducks, swans and geese, as well as shorebirds, feed in the flooded fields and marshy areas of the Delta, and hawks patrol overhead. We begin with a brief presentation about Sandhill Crane behavior, biology and conservation status. Then we may stroll the trail and boardwalk in the Lost Slough Wetlands, enjoying views of the cranes, wintering waterfowl and shorebirds. Near sunset we may drive along Desmond Road and, finally, to Woodbridge Road or Staten Island, to see flocks of cranes fly in to roost for the night. Dress for changeable weather; bring binoculars and scopes if you have them.
We hope to have a new free tour schedule published here in late summer of 2017.
Private and custom tours can be arranged with SOS Cranes for small groups of 10 or more people, or school classes. Contact us for more information. We can also provide crane tours for Spanish speakers or French speakers.