This extraordinary concentration of Tennessee’s tallest birds occurs every November through February, and viewing is always open to the public at the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency’s Hiwassee Refuge in East Tennessee. The annual January Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is a free event that highlights this spectacle with activities for the entire family. There will be guides with spotting scopes at the Refuge to help visitors view the cranes and other wildlife, speakers, workshops, films, and children’s activities at the Birchwood Elementary School, and special Native American presentations at the nearby Cherokee Removal Memorial Park. Plan are underway for the 2013 Sandhill Crane Festival. Remember to mark your calendars for January 19 & 20, 2013 and check back often to see what exciting events are being planned.
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