See wild sandhill cranes in northeastern Utah

Have you ever heard the loud, rattling call of the sandhill crane? You’ll have a chance to hear and see these big, beautiful birds in the wild during Sandhill Crane Viewing Day!

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Dinosaur National Monument and several local state and federal organizations and volunteers are working together to host two free viewing opportunities on Oct. 3 in northeastern Utah.

Two auto tours (morning and evening) will visit hot spots for sandhill cranes in the Uintah Basin. This family-friendly event will follow social-distancing guidelines, so bring your own vehicle, binoculars (if you have them), snacks and water. Dress for outdoor conditions.

Two crane-viewing auto tour options
7-9 a.m. — Meet at Jensen Park and then travel to fields near the Green River in Jensen, Utah

5-7 p.m. — Meet at the Uintah County Library and then travel to Ouray National Wildlife Refuge and Pelican Lake