Wheeler Arrivals

The folks at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama are reporting their first whooping crane arrivals!

Yesterday the pair consisting of male #1-11 and female #59-13 were visible from the public observation tower.

Make plans to visit Wheeler this winter!

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  1. Christopher Nixon November 15, 2017 2:15 am

    Exciting News!

  2. Rolando November 14, 2017 6:30 pm

    thanks and what is happening in Texas

  3. marjorie irland November 14, 2017 3:33 pm

    did anyone see 4 whoopers south of Paoli WI on Saturday Nov11? I was driving down PB and couldn’t stop, but a huge white wing span flew to the farmers field and met up with 3 other birds. they seemed too short and too bulky to be sandhills to me

    • Heather Ray November 15, 2017 6:22 am

      Whooping cranes are much larger than Sandhills and just going purely on your description of “they seemed too short and too bulky to be sandhills to me” I’d have to say you likely saw Trumpeter swans. Great sighting!

  4. Sue McCurdy November 14, 2017 10:08 am

    Yay Whoopers! I’m cheering for peanut and friend to come to Paynes Prairie State Park, FL.

  5. GENE November 14, 2017 9:26 am

    They summered in St. Croix County WI.

  6. Barb November 14, 2017 8:05 am

    How wonderful! I don’t remember, when did they start their journey South? Now they just need a few boys to hang around with for some fun in the sun. 🙂

  7. Cheryl Murphy November 14, 2017 8:03 am