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Exquisite

Very simply put. Enjoyed will revisit, congratulation to those. Lovely area. Especially admirable... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Roam830932
Amazing crane migration visit and habitat protection

A friend and I visited the sanctuary during the sandhill crane migration and we even saw a whooping... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Gail T
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We went on both the sunrise and sunset viewings. The experience was truly incredible! My brother and I kept commenting how nice, warm and friendly everyone was. We met great people, and the guides went above and beyond to make the experience fabulous. This is an experience I hope every person will have - it brings the meaning and reasons of conservation to a vivid point. My highest rating!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank beachgirlsp3
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We reserved an evening crane viewing and it was well worth the trip. The blind does provide shelter from the elements but when they tell you to dress warm, they mean it. In addition to the cooler temperatures, the wind was really blowing on the river.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Colleen K
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Indescribable as to the number of beautiful birds that were observed. Remarkable and definitely memorable. Worth the cold to see such beauty.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HolmesFamilyofGC
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We went on the morning tour in the photography blind on 3/29/18. The walk was about a quarter mile in the dark, but it is very level terrain and our guide stopped a few times to let us rest and to impart information. There were only six photographers allowed, so there was plenty of room for tripods.

We were in the area for five days and it got cold. Wear your heavy winter gear and dress in several layers because you will be standing/sitting, but not active. We liked the big Hothands packets. The whole experience last 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

We were around 30-40 yards from the sandhill cranes overnighting in the river. The cranes are on no schedule, so you never know when they will head out to feed or return in the evening. We saw a massive "lift-off" of birds all along the river. The noise level is impressive, but not deafening or overwhelming.

Most of the people here are volunteers and they come from all over. If you even just like birds this is for you. We will be back.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We went on the sunrise blind trip. It was dark when we went out but they had handicap carts for those who couldn't walk on uneven ground. The guide who led us out was very helpful and knowledgeable and caring. Got to the blind and it was dark and we did hear some cranes. When it started to get light it was THE MOST beautiful sight to see. Cranes EVERYWHERE standing out in the river! Just a breathtaking sight as there were solid cranes as far west as we could see!! Then when they took off in large groups the noise was unbelievable. That evening we went back for inside viewing and learned so much more from our guide. I can't say enough good about the facility, staff and volunteers!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marcia E
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