Sandhill Crane Festival on tap March 28-30 in Othello

OTHELLO – The 17th annual Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello is set to take place the weekend of March 28-30.

The festival will include lectures on a variety of wildlife, from birds to wolves.

Tours will be offered, providing those taking part in the event an opportunity to learn more about sandhill cranes, burrowing owls, ground squirrels and the Palouse Falls.

There will also be a number of family-friendly activities for visitors to enjoy.

Admission to the festival is $7.

Keynote speaker Noah Stryker will provide entertainment for those participating in the Saturday, March 29, banquet dinner and silent auction. His address, “Bird World: Insights for Humans from the Amazing Lives of Birds,” will take place as guests enjoy culinary delights prepared by Cathy Jo’s Catering.

The fundraising event will take place at Othello High School from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for the banquet cost $30 each.

Other guest speakers at the festival will include authors Max Smith and Sarah Swanson, who co-authored Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest.

To learn more about the festival, visit othellosandhillcranefestival.org or call 1-866-sandhil.

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