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The Sandhill Crane Experience

Event information

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fee: $35 per person.

Age: Ages 18 and older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center

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Thee sandhill cranes standing in dried grasses. Photo courtesy of Chad Morsch

Event details

Sandhill cranes are one of the most primitive birds alive today. With a wingspan of 5 feet to 7 feet, this bird cuts a striking image while soaring high above during its annual fall migration. This program will begin at Plum Creek Nature Center, where we will board a chartered bus to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area near Medaryville, Ind. Historically, large numbers of sandhill cranes gather here to feed and rest during their annual fall migration.

Bring binoculars and a camera for this unforgettable experience. The fee includes travel expenses, snacks and experienced guides.


Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, Nov. 3: 708-946-2216.


The viewing area is outdoors and is accessible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.