Make plans to attend Holiday with the Cranes on Dec. 10-11. Holiday with the Cranes is an island experience that offers nature enthusiasts a unique opportunity to spend a weekend observing and celebrating the flocks of Sandhill Cranes that migrate to Galveston each winter. Events include indoor and outdoor nature activities and presentations, combined with the ambiance of historical Galveston Island.
The impressive three-to-four-foot tall Sandhill Cranes, known for their size and the bright red cap atop their heads, arrive in Galveston late October and depart late February through early March. Last December, over 200 cranes were counted on the island. There are 15 species of cranes around the world and only two are found in North America, the Whooping Crane, which is endangered, and the most abundant, the Sandhill Crane. Holiday with the Cranes provides opportunities for Gulf Coast winter birding, educational and entertaining learning, outdoor adventure, nature photography, and cocktails and conversation.
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