International Crane Foundation



Migratory Bird Festival @ Harney County, Oregon
Apr 6 – Apr 9 all-day

Join International Crane Foundation Research Associate, Dr. Gary Ivey, at the Migratory Bird Festival in Burns, Oregon (and make sure to sign up for one of Gary’s crane tours!). Click here to learn more and to register for the festival.

A Tale of Two Cranes @ Camp Jorn YMCA
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join our staff for a presentation on North America’s cranes sponsored by the Northland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters, WI. Appetizers and refreshments will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m., with the program starting at 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required by April 8. Click here to learn more and to register.

Annual Midwest Crane Count
Apr 8 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am

Join over 1,000 volunteers across the upper Midwest for the Annual Midwest Crane Count. As a citizen scientist, you can help us monitor the return of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes to their northern breeding grounds. Click here to learn more and to get involved!

Opening Day – 2017 Visitor Season! @ International Crane Foundation
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit our headquarters to learn about cranes and our global conservation programs on a guided tour with a naturalist. Enjoy exploring our nature trails, browse our unique gift shop, and discover our interactive exhibits. Click here to plan your visit.

Fantastic Cranes and Where to Find Them @ REI
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The two crane species in North America, the Sandhill and Whooping Crane, are at opposite ends of the population spectrum. Back from the brink of extinction, the rare Whooping Crane is making a steady yet fragile comeback – recovering from a low of only 21 individuals in the wild in 1944 to just over 450 birds today. The Sandhill Crane population, however, has made a robust recovery over the past 50 years, and they now number in the tens of thousands in Wisconsin. Why the big difference? Join an interpretive naturalist from the International Crane Foundation to learn about the differences between these two species and where to catch a glimpse of these fantastic birds in Wisconsin. Click here to register.

May 10 all-day

Our Co-Founder George Archibald will be breaking out his binoculars on May 10, 2017 to see how many species he can tally this year.  Please support George and his team The Craniacs by pledging a specific dollar amount per species or by making a fixed gift. The funds raised help us work around the world to save cranes and the places where cranes dance!

Gifts of $25 or more will receive a one-year membership to the International Crane Foundation!

Click here to make a fixed gift, or to pledge a gift contact Jennifer Fiene at 608-356-9462 ext. 151.

Prairie Tour @ International Crane Foundation
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Walk among prairie smoke, 6-foot-tall compass plants, swaying big bluestem, and dozens of other native species on a special guided prairie tour at our headquarters the second Saturday of every month beginning in May through October. Click here to learn more about our prairie restoration and interpretive signs along our nature trails.

Mom’s Visit for Free on Mother’s Day @ International Crane Foundation
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Moms get in FREE on Mother’s Day! Treat your mom to a relaxing day in nature with guided tours, family activities, and nature hikes. Click here to plan your visit.

Whooping Crane Day @ International Crane Foundation
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn about the threats that face the Whooping Crane and what we are doing to help this endangered species. Special programs by our staff will focus on the recovery of one of North America’s rarest birds. Click here to plan your visit.

Keeper Talk @ International Crane Foundation
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to learn about the behind-the-scenes work we do to care for our cranes? Stop by our headquarters on the first and third Sunday from June through September at 1:00 p.m. for a presentation by our aviculture staff. Click here to plan your visit.