The Aldo Leopold Foundation is Open for the Season!

Thank You for Registering!

Thank you for your interest in our virtual crane viewing program!

Your registration has been received, and a confirmation email is on its way with your unique code to join the event. You will receive a reminder email 24 hours prior to the program with instructions on how to join the event. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the complementary resources below and to share the news about this opportunity with family and friends. We look forward to sharing an evening of discovery and natural beauty with you soon!

“The sandhill crane is the epitome of wilderness. The presence of one in a region, like the presence of the grizzly bear, flavors the whole countryside. To hear the bugling of a sky‑bound flock is an outstanding experience.” – Aldo Leopold

Learn More

Interested in getting a sneak peek into the history and behavior of sandhill cranes before the virtual viewing? Check out the resources below for an introduction and to learn more about their miraculous return to Wisconsin.

What in the World Did We Do to Deserve All These Cranes?
What Do You Call a Group of 10,000 Cranes?
Sandhill Crane Redux: Part 1
Sandhill Crane Redux: Part 2
Sandhill Crane Redux: Part 3

2021 Crane Viewing

Looking for an opportunity to see the spectacle in-person? We invite you to join us next fall for an unforgettable experience to learn first hand why Aldo Leopold felt these birds were so majestic. Learn more about the tour options that will be available for the 2021 season by clicking below:

2021 Tour Descriptions

Featured photography courtesy of Greg Dixon and Ted Thousand.