Holiday with the Cranes

December 9, 2017
December 10, 2017
Various places on Galveston Island depending on activity. Registrants will be emailed directions to each activity.
2228 Broadway (Office) | 23rd Street Entrance | Galveston, TX 77550
Contact: Julie Ann Brown
Phone: (409) 789-8125
Times: 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Admission: $30 - $40
Area of Town: Galveston

As Sandhill Cranes begin to arrive on Galveston Island to spend the winter, the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council opens registration for Holiday with the Cranes, Dec. 9 – 10, 2017. 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. 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. Come find out just what it is that makes a crane a crane and enjoy observing the Sandhill Cranes and other resident and wintering birds.Activities include two Dawn Patrols, Coffee & Cranes with Jim Stevenson, East End Winter Coastal Birding Field Trip, and Winter Birding on Isle's West End. For all of the details and to register, go to

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