A free two day 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. This year the Auburn University Southeastern Raptor presentations will take place at the historic Princess Theater in downtown Decatur. There will be children 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 the refuge mascot “Blue Goose” will be present.
Latitude: 34.548489 Longitude: -86.948319 Elevation: 561 ft
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Interests and Areas of Expertise
Traveling around America and seeing the beauty and history of this great nation.
Mentone Inn B & B. The hospitality of this small mountain town is great. The innkeeper is so nice and the inn is within walking distance of the Wildflower Cafe for dinner. This historic Inn is only a short drive from two beautiful waterfalls and numerous overlooks. Oh! Not to mention the superb breakfast you will be served.
Following a back road or highway instead of the interstate.This will allow you to see so much of an area that you would not normally see otherwise.
1/12/2019 – 1/13/2019
Admission Fee (if any)Free
Ages Festival is Appropriate ForAll
ADA Accessibility NotesMost activities
How to Get There
Follow I-65 to AL-67 N/Point Mallard Pkwy SE in Priceville. Take exit 334 from I-65. Head east on Hwy. 67 to Entrance of Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on left.