International Crane Foundation



Crane viewing at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Indiana @ Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Medaryville, Indiana is an amazing place to view thousands of Sandhill Cranes in the fall. If you’re lucky, you might get to see a Whooping Crane, too! The International Crane Foundation will have staff or volunteers present at the viewing platforms on October 20, 21, 27 and 28. The best time to view the cranes is near sunset, so expect to see us there around 5 p.m. until it gets close to dark. Bring binoculars, a scope and a camera if you have them. If not, you’ll still have a great time viewing and listening to the cranes!

Gates Close for the 2018 Season @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Sandhill Crane Festival, Lodi CA
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day

Join us for the 22nd Annual Sandhill Crane Festival in Lodi, California November 2 to 4, 2018. Click here to learn more.

Festival of the Cranes @ Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 14 – Nov 17 all-day

Join us for the 2018 Festival of the Cranes November 14 to 17 at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio, New Mexico. Click here to learn more.

Whoop it up: Special canning release party! @ Metazoa Brewing Co.
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Metazoa Brewing Company and the International Crane Foundation for a party celebrating the release of a special new beer called the Whooping Crane-berry Wit. The FREE event will feature live music from David Evans Music and delicious pizzas by Byrne’s Grilled Pizza. All attendees must be 21 years or older.

10% of all Whooping Crane-berry Wit beer can purchases will go back to the International Crane Foundation to support our Whooping Crane outreach efforts for these charismatic birds.

Give a Whoop: Brews to Benefit the International Crane Foundation and The Montessori School of Huntsville @ Straight to Ale
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us at Straight to Ale in Huntsville, Alabama on Monday, November 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. to support two good causes! The evening will include games, wildlife trivia, and fun with Huntsville’s outdoors community. Learn more about the benefit.

An evening with George Archibald @ Pensthorpe Natural Park
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our Co-founder George Archibald’s visionary and active leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 40 years has given flight to crane projects worldwide. The Pensthorpe Natural Park is delighted to have George join them on Nov. 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. to share his love for cranes and talk about the current status of all 15 species of cranes in the world, from the Red-crowned Crane in eastern Asia to the Eurasian Crane which Pensthorpe has worked closely with as part of the Great Crane Project.

Tickets are on sale now at £5 members, £7 non-members, which includes an interval drink. Click here to book your seat.

Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our Headquarters @ International Crane Foundation
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for our Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our headquarters on Saturday, December 1. Meet the artists who craft many of our gifts, enjoy live music and refreshments – did we mention free gift wrapping?

Check off all of the items on your gift (or wish!) list while shopping for a cause! We will also be holding an open house at our pop-up shop in downtown Baraboo from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Can’t make it to either open house? Visit our online shop.

Simon Says – Dance Like a Crane! @ Decatur Public Library
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kids of all ages are invited to this free program by our Whooping Crane Outreach Program Assistant Lexi Eiler. The program will focus on crane behaviors like flight, unison calling and dancing, of course. We will also have a Simon Says/Crane Dancing activity!

Zoolight Safari @ Birmingham Zoo
Dec 15 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 am

Join our staff for Zoolight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo Dec. 15 and 21! Learn more about this magical event.