Sandhill Crane Viewing Event At Muscatatuck Refuge

Sandhill cranes

~photo by Tracie Kovener

A “Bird Jackson County” event featuring Sandhill cranes will be held at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Feb. 28.

The last weekend of February is usually a big migration time for Sandhill cranes through Jackson County, and there should be many thousands of birds in the area. Everyone who enjoys birds is invited to come out and join Refuge staff and volunteers for an afternoon of learning about the visiting “Gray Ghosts”.

During the Bird Jackson County event there will be free bird crafts for children at the Muscatatuck Visitor Center from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Self-guided tour information will be available for those who would like to view cranes on their own. Two guided, car caravan-type, crane tours will be held during the day, one at noon and the other at 2 p.m. Both tours will leave from the Visitor Center and no advance registration is needed.