Saturday, Oct. 2 from 7–9 a.m. and 5–7 p.m.
Sandhill cranes are large birds with a loud, rattling call you can hear from miles away. Come see and hear these unique, migratory birds at local hot spots in the Uintah Basin! We are working with Dinosaur National Monument and several local, state and federal organizations to host the annual Sandhill Crane Viewing Day. This event is free and a great outing for the whole family. Bring your vehicle, binoculars (if you have them), a camera, snacks and water.
In order to maximize viewing opportunities in different areas, we are offering two different viewing trips on Oct. 2, at the beginning and end of the day. Make sure to register for this event so we can get an accurate count of the number of vehicles that will be attending. You may choose to attend one or both times and locations for this event. Locations may produce varying numbers of birds.
Morning trip: This trip runs from 7–9 a.m. Meet at Jensen Park, and then travel to fields near the Green River in Jensen, Utah.
Evening trip: This trip runs from 5–7 p.m. Meet at the commuter parking lot at the intersection of Highway 40 and state Route 88 (Ouray turn-off) between Vernal and Roosevelt, and then travel to Ouray National Wildlife Refuge and Pelican Lake.