Festival of Cranes

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.

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Latitude: 34.548489 Longitude: -86.948319 Elevation: 561 ft
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Event Dates

1/11/2020 – 1/12/2020

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For


ADA Accessibility Notes

Most 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.

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