Along with the sandhill crane, there will be an endangered species of crane called the whooping crane coming to Alabama. Named for its whooping sound, it is the tallest and one of the rarest birds in North America. Standing at five feet with a wingspan of 7.5 feet, it is one of two crane species native to North America.
Along with the cranes, numerous ducks, geese, and even bald eagles will be present during the cranes’ migratory season. The Festival of Cranes will include storytelling, photography workshops, music, and more and will be hosted this new year from January 13-15 with free admission.
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