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Isenberg Crane Reserve

Address: Woodbridge Road, Lodi, CA
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Lodi
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching

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Reno, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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