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Festival of the Cranes 2022

Festival of the Cranes 2022

Jan 14th 2022 - Jan 16th 2022Visit website for event schedule

A free event featuring storytelling, photography workshops, music, live raptors, children activities, films, and of course thousands of Sandhill cranes and the endangered Whooping cranes, along with ducks, geese, bald eagles, and whatever other wildlife makes an appearance in the fields around the Visitor Center and Observation Building. The refuge is also home to 115 species of fish, 74 species of reptiles and amphibians, 47 species of mammals, 38 species of freshwater mussels, and 26 species of freshwater snails. Other animals such as the endangered Gray bat and benefit from the protection of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the care of dedicated refuge staff and other friends of wildlife.

This year the Auburn University Southeastern Raptor presentations will take place at the historic Princess Theater in downtown Decatur. There will be children's activities, the premier of the latest George Lee video of the cranes of Wheeler, birding walks, “Hope” the mascot of the International Crane Foundation, and the refuge mascot “Blue Goose” will be present.

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    Festival of the Cranes 2022

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    • 2110-2170 Alabama 67
    • Decatur, AL 35603


    Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and other locations in Decatur area---visit website for information


    Decatur is located in the Huntsville & Decatur Area of the North Alabama Region



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