Festival of the Cranes

Festival of the Cranes

January 12th, 2024 - January 14th, 2024

Join us in January for the Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Over 20,000 Sandhill cranes along with 20 or more Whooping cranes, spend the winter at the Refuge. Events include viewing the cranes up close, birding workshops and nature walks, kid’s activities, sponsor booths, live raptors, and much more!

  • Alabama Birding
Festival of the Cranes

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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge/Visitor Center
  • 3121 Visitor Center Rd.
  • Decatur, AL 35603


The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is a 35,000 acre National Wildlife Refuge located along the Tennessee River near Decatur, Alabama.


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



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