International Crane Foundation



Migrating Gift Shop @ Cornerstone Gallery
Jul 13 – Jul 31 all-day

Midwest Craniacs! Stop by our “Migrating Gift Shop” at the Cornerstone Gallery in Baraboo, Wisconsin July 13 to 31, 2019.

Browse our exclusive gifts, along with new items designed for Baraboo’s Big Top Parade theme on July 20 – the groovy 60s!

Click here to view store hours.

Birdfair @ Egleton Nature Reserve
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day

Celebrate over 30 years of conserving nature worldwide with lectures, book signings, auctions and exhibitions in Rutland, England – and meet our Co-founder George Archibald at the International Crane Foundation exhibit! Click here to learn more.

Yampa Valley Crane Festival @ Bud Werner Memorial Library
Aug 29 – Sep 1 all-day

The 8th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival will take place August 29 to September 1, 2019, in Steamboat Springs and Hayden Colorado. Festival events include expert speakers – including International Crane Foundation Vice President International – Africa Kerryn Morrison – daily crane viewings, workshops, and guided bird and nature walks. Click here to learn more and to view the festival schedule.

Whooping Crane Festival @ Princeton Public School
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun-packed day of family-friendly festivities, including guest speakers, craft fair, children’s activities, silent auction and delicious food! Explore White River Marsh State Wildlife Area and celebrate our ongoing efforts to save the Endangered Whooping Crane from extinction. Click here to learn more.

Evenings with Audubon: A risky climate for cranes, wetlands and our world @ TBD
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join our President and CEO Rich Beilfuss for his presentation – A risky climate for cranes, wetlands and our world – with Madison Audubon:

Cranes are among the most endangered bird families and flagships for understanding the risks of climate change to biodiversity worldwide – especially where wetland loss and watershed degradation already impact biodiversity. In Texas, rising sea levels and reduced freshwater inflows threaten the coastal marshes used by Endangered Whooping Cranes. Melting polar regions inundate the arctic marshes where Critically Endangered Siberian Cranes breed. Retreating glaciers in Asia no longer feed the high-altitude wetlands that support Black-necked Cranes. Reduced runoff and higher temperatures on Southern Africa floodplains increase water stress, fire and invasive species that threaten Wattled Cranes, elephants and other renowned wildlife. Even our abundant Sandhill Cranes are vulnerable to more frequent and prolonged droughts, especially in the western US.

To manage and secure wetlands facing climate change, we draw lessons from decades of crane conservation – that the needs of cranes, many other species and people are linked strongly to healthy wetlands and watersheds. In Africa, we challenge developers to incorporate climate change into dam operation and release environmental flows to maintain floodplain health. In China, we negotiate with municipalities to maintain wetlands that are critical staging sites for migratory cranes and waterbirds. In Texas, we model how sea-level rise and freshwater inflows affect future wetland availability for Whooping Cranes, using this knowledge to guide land purchase and easements sufficient for the population to recover fully. Here at home, we seek wetland protections that provide for a wide range of water conditions for cranes and other wildlife to weather years of extreme drought and flood.

Greater Yellowstone Crane Festival @ Driggs City Center
Sep 21 all-day

Celebrate the migration of Sandhill Cranes through Teton Valley at this 2nd annual festival! Afternoon events at the Driggs City Center include arts and crafts, entertainment, poetry contest and readings, and crane dances. Click here to learn more.

Member Appreciation Day @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our annual Crane City tours are a highlight of Member Appreciation Day! Photo by DZ Johnson

Your membership makes a difference for cranes worldwide, and we want to thank you for your support. Please join us for this fun-filled day with behind-the-scenes tours, special programs and lectures – dedicated to you! Click here to learn more.

Wondrous Wetlands Watercolor Workshop @ Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join artist Janet Flynn and the International Crane Foundation staff for a morning of watercolor creation and Whooping Crane discovery. You will leave with your own watercolor and a new appreciation for the importance of wetlands for cranes and humans. No experience needed to enjoy this workshop – beginners are encouraged to join. All supplies provided. Click here to register by Oct. 4

Instructors: Janet Flynn, Artist with International Crane Foundation

Cost: $38/$30 member | Course Number: 21-28