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Address: Woodbridge Road, Lodi, CA
Activities: Birdwatching

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Not to be missed!

Watching the flocks of sandhill cranes fly in at dusk is an awesome sight and one that is not to be missed. If you are in Lodi in Nov/Dec, make sure to put this on your list of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
angelika711
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Reno, Nevada
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El Sobrante, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was on January.2015, encountered an Auburn group that where open to share the ranchers volunteers explanations, but when they moved to another site called "North" to view the Sandhills Cranes they were very assertive of been members and not welcoming me, I was by myself, to go with them. Even nature is manipulated into exclusiveness, memberships, permits and while... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Watching the flocks of sandhill cranes fly in at dusk is an awesome sight and one that is not to be missed. If you are in Lodi in Nov/Dec, make sure to put this on your list of things to do. Go at dusk, bring a chair and some wine, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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Montara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Absolutely spectacular!!!! As dawn breaks the birds wake up and start to chortle and then they fly off in waves. At dusk they fly in in waves. Fabulous experience!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Got there early afternoon Oct. 14, and there were a good number of Sandhills Cranes, mallards, etc already on the water. Waited and waited, and just as the sun was going down, the birds came in by the hundreds! One of the most beautiful and spectacular things we have ever witnessed. And they just kept coming and coming. We came... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There is a good flock of Sandhill Cranes that come to the preserve each evening at dusk to roost for the night. It is an amazing sight to see these huge birds coming in for the night.

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

First of all, I have to premise this review with the fact that I'm in Florida, and I have these cranes in my yard on a daily basis... Having said that, it was still interesting to see that many cranes congregating in one place. I hadn't realized that these beautiful birds migrated as the ones we have don't. This is... More 

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Lodi, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love to go out here in the late autumn afternoon when the birds begin to land. Peaceful, but dramatic. Take insect repellant and binoculars, and your camera!

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Williams, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I grew up hunting this area. Now it's a reserve. It was nice to see all the wildlife enjoying a wonderful piece of California. I know it says Crane Reserve but you will find almost every bird you can think of here. Enjoy!

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Lodi, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place to watch Sandhill cranes when they come to winter. Watch them at sunset as they come in from all around. Your experience will differ with each visit. Sometimes I have gone and there were just half a dozen cranes. At other times there were score and scores, some flying in right overhead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Got some terrific pics of sandhill cranes as we are right in the flyway. Best at sunset as they all make this flapping noise and take off together. Pretty breathtaking when the season is right

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