March 8, 2019

Join birder and naturalist Charles E. Swift a bird walk from the High School over to the nearby Kiwanis Park.  The walk is an opportunity to watch urban wildlife and is a fun option, especially for beginner type birders.  The walk is FREE of charge and will depart from the main entrance to the gym.

March 5, 2019

LEFT OUT OF THE BROCHURE, consider this tour on Sunday, March 24, 2019 - Departs from the High School

8:15 am to 4:00 pm.  - $32 

Lloyd Stoess and Ken Lacy will be your hosts on a tour of the route the Glacial Lake Missoula floodwaters followed through the lower Cheney-Palouse scablands.  The catastrophic flooding amounted to as much as nine million cubic meters of water per second, creating the landscape we see today throughout the Columbia Basin.

View some of the more spectacular examples of flood-related geomorphologic activity found anywhere in the world.  Highlights of the tour include the Palouse-Snake River Divide, Washtucna Coulee, Palouse Canyon, Mid-Canyon Bar, Devil's Canyon, and, of course, the...

February 1, 2019

The 2019 Registration is now open.  Click this link for the "2019 Brochure" and to register click this link "Online Registration".

December 31, 2018

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival today announced the 2019 theme as “Elegant Travelers on a Journey”.  The 22nd annual festival will be held March 22, 23, 24, 2019 in Othello Washington.  With the celebration of the spring migration of the Sandhill cranes, the festival offers a variety of events for the whole family to enjoy and learn.  Online registration opens on February 1, 2019.

“I have been involved with the festival for almost 20 years and it always amazes me how every year there is something fresh and new about nature and the local area.  Even as locals, we are often surprised to see what interesting blends there are between wildlife and farming in the Columbia Basin,” said Kurt Braunwart, Co...

May 7, 2018

The 2018 celebration of the Sandhill Cranes and the Columbia Basin was a huge success.  There was about 1,500 plus in attendance.  Thank you to everyone who made the Festival a success.  

The 22nd Annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival will be held March 22, 23, 24, 2019.  The brochure should be complete sometime the beginning of the year (usually February).  Check back for updates and see you in 2019!

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