Sandhill Crane Viewing Days are coming up again in a few weeks. When Melissa and I first started dating I invited her to go, and it apparently made a big impression on her that I’d want to to do that sort of thing. It firmly established my dorky-cool nature cred.
Sandhill cranes are huge birds, and they migrate through Tennessee in large numbers during the viewing time. We took binoculars, but we also peeked through other people’s spotting scopes to watch the big birds. Birders are friendly folks, and we enjoyed milling around and talking to people.
The event is at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Meigs County, with special programs at Birchwood School. Contact Meigs County Tourism at 423-344-5850 for more information.