Othello Sandhill Crane Festival Announces 2021 is a Virtual Festival

Events include art and photo contests. A webinar and a Facebook live watch Party. Like us on Facebook


Saturday March 20, 2021, Time: 10 am until 2 pm

This year we are excited for the opportunity to be hosting a Webinar so we can continue the celebration of the spring migration of the Sandhill cranes. Webinar Registration fee is $10.00. Sign up on our web page,

The following speakers have been an important part of the Othello Sandhill Crane festival for many years.

1. 10:00 A.M. - Gary Ivy will be sharing with us his knowledge of the Sandhill Cranes that migrate through Othello, Washington.

2. 11:00 A.M. - Bruce Bjornstad will be discussing the ice age floods that have shaped the geology of the Columbia Basin.

3. 12:00 P.M. - Mike Denny has been leading bird tours for the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival for over 20 years. You will be greatly rewarded by hearing his presentation on, “Birds That Make a Difference” and what is their value to us and the natural world?

4. 1:00 P.M. - Jason Fidorra will round out our webinar by sharing his contribution to improving the burrowing owl habitat in Washington.

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  1. Check out our online auction, register and start bidding on Facebook. to bid on our auction items.

  2. Enter our photography contest with cash prizes: $100, $50 & $25. Submit your photo at:

  3. Free Lecture on Facebook. Friday, March 19th from 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. We will have our first “Watch Party”, on Facebook, with Brian and Eliane Bodah. Brian will be discussing global climate change and Elaine will be discussing the response of organisms to the stress of global warming. Join us at Othello Sandhill Crane Festival | Facebook)

  4. We are posting self-guided tours to view the Festival’s namesake, the Sandhill crane, and self-guided tours that highlight the unique geology of eastern Washington.

  5. Each week Jenn Stevenson and her daughter Emma are walking you through Children’s art projects. Watch them made the famous faux binoculars. Then use them to check out the birds in your backyard. Jenn and Emma have also made a few bird-feeders to attract those birds and other wildlife related items.

Visit the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival website for more information on the events at

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