FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

Sandhill Crane Festival set with birds, speakers

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Organizers have assembled a collection of field trips and speakers while nature is supplying the wildlife for the 16th annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival. Sign up in advance on the website; many activities fill quickly. Events kick off Friday (April 5) with...


Celebrities flock in for Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The headline attraction at the annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival has already arrived for the April 5-7 series of programs, field trips and banquets based out of Othello and the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge. More than 1,000 sandhill cranes were at the...

FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012

EWU student wins Othello Sandhill Crane Festival art contest

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A graphic design student at Eastern Washington University has captured the grace of the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival's featured attraction in artwork that has won the $500 top prize in the festival's annual art contest. Xengyeng Xiong's computer-generated design, inspired by traditional...


Othello Sandhill Crane Festival coming soon

BIRDWATCHING -- Reservations are filling for field trips during the Othello Sandhill Crane Crane Festival scheduled for March 25-27. The are excellent educational opportunities on field subjects ranging from Ice Age Floods -- check out the guided hiket through the Drumheller Channels National Landmark --...

FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010

Othello cancels Sandhill Crane Festival

WATCHABLE WILDLIFE -- The 2011 Othello Sandhill Crane Festival has been canceled. Organizers told The Columbia Basin Herald there weren't enough volunteers for the event, which usually has been held in March for the past 13 years. The festival celebrated the arrival of the migrating...

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