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Isenberg Crane Reserve

Woodbridge Road, Lodi, CA
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Lodi
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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Lodi, California, United States
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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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Lodi, California
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Isenberg Crane Reserve is a wonderful place to head to enjoy some time communing with nature and it’s free. We head out there every year between Nov and Jan (if we are lucky we’ll head out several times during the season) to see what we can see. Although we don’t always see the cranes at the reserve, there are... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

if you have chance, take a docent tour or a tour associated with the Crane Festival Sharing the experience with others and the information from guides only enhances the experience.

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Lodi, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

At the end of sept each year the sandhill cranes do what is expected, and migrate to their winter home in lodi, ca. They come from alaska, and live in our wetlands until march of the next year. the dept of fish & Wildlife and other nature organizations, and farmers, encourage them by taking care of the habitat. Give them... More

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henderson, nv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The place to go if you want to see cranes. San Juan Capistrano has their swallows and Lodi has their cranes, who would have thought. Bring comfortable shoes and binoculars. Beautiful birds in flight. Also try to catch the crane festival if you are in the area early November. http://www.crainfestival.com

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are even slightly interested is viewing the cranes (along with geese, ducks, etc.) this is a must do site! I've not attended the Sandhill Festival, but have been out to this site several times a season, just to experience the cranes. It is truly awsome watching them and hearing them call. If you aren't familiar with these amazing... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Great for viewing cranes at dusk and dawn. More info on internet to optimize your trip. Great to do with a group or visitors from out of town

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