Learn about the Eastern Migratory Flyway!
Explore the Crane Traveling Trunk!
Reintroduction of migratory whooping cranes to the eastern U.S. began in 2000. The purpose of the reintroduction is to establish a migratory population of whooping crane that breeds in the upper Midwest and migrates to the southeast for winter. Approximately 30 whooping cranes migrate to the Wheeler National Wildlife Area in Decatur, Alabama to spend their winter, from mid-November to mid-March.
Attendee $5/Family Pack $20 (Buy 4 & get 1 free)
Soozi Pline, HBG’s Director of Education, attended the Whooping Crane Ambassador training in Baraboo, Wisconsin at the International Crane Foundation’s headquarters and is now a certified ambassador for Alabama!