Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

2 whooping cranes white birds with black wingtips

2 whooping cranes white birds with black wingtips

Nearby Wheeler Wildlife Refuge off of the Beltline in Decatur and a great place to see bunches of sandhill cranes, ducks and other wildfowl.  Occasionally one may see some of the whooping cranes on the refuge.   The refuge has a very nice observation building for viewing and photographing.  For more serious birders an observation blind may be reserved.  Brian, a photographer friend of mine and I went the first mild Saturday in January fourth.  We were able to see three whooping cranes while there.

Check out my blog post on GRIT magazine please.

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