CraneFest 2014

August 22, 2014 by  
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Visitors to the CraneFest will have the opportunity to see the Greater Sandhill Cranes fly in, as well as to experience a host of intriguing wildlife in Big Marsh Lake. The event include guided nature hikes, a Wildlife Art Show, and a host of activities for children. For more information visit www.cranefest.org

Date: 11-12 October 2014
Venue: Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area
City: Bellevue
State: Michigan

Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival 2014

February 3, 2014 by  
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The Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival celebrates the arrival of vast numbers of Sandhill Cranes and various waterfowl that have been migrating. Begun in 1971, the festival focuses on education about the environment and wildlife. The 2014 schedule is packed with activities to keep the whole family busy, including birding trips, photography workshops, an historic tour, the Wild Experience Room, a banquet and more. Speakers will include Jen Smith of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (discussing the effects of wind farms on Greater Prairie Chickens), Kent Skagg & Kevin Poague of Audubon Nebraska (with Birding 101), Wayne Mollhoff (talking about the Second Nebraska Breeding Bird Atlas Project), Mary Harner of The Crane Trust (looking at sandhill crane behaviour) and others.
nebraskacranefestival.org

Date: 20-23 March 2014
Location: Kearney, Nebraska, United States of America

Wings Over Willcox 2014

November 13, 2013 by  
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This popular annual event offers birders the opportunity to see more than 25,000 wintering Sandhill Cranes, along with hawks, eagles, falcons, and more than twenty species of sparrows. The program includes bird tours with expert guides, seminars and a nature expo with plenty of vendors and live animals. There will also be tours and seminars on Sierra Vista’s history, geology, natural history and more. For more information visit www.wingsoverwillcox.com/

Date: 15-19 January 2014
Venue: Sierra Vista
State: Arizona
Country: United States

2013 Yampa Valley Crane Festival

June 28, 2013 by  
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The program for this popular four-day event includes nature and bird walks, films, an art show, workshops and loads of activities. The keynote speaker at the 2013 Yampa Valley Crane Festival will be internationally renowned nature photographer Michael Forsberg. For more information visit coloradocranes.org

Date: 6-9 September 2013
Venue: Steamboat Springs
State: Colorado
Country: United States

Crane Watch Festival 2013

December 3, 2012 by  
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For 6 weeks – late February to early April – more than 80% percent of the world’s population of Sandhill Cranes converge on Central Nebraska’s Platte River. March 22-31, 2013 Kearney (Sandhill Crane Capital of the World), Gibbon and Minden Nebraska will hold its annual Sandhill Crane Festival. 10 days of fun filled education, family activities, entertainment and community wide events.For more information visit www.cranewatchfestival.com/

Dates: 22-31 March 2013
Cities: Kearney, Gibbon and Minden
State: Nebraska
Country: United States