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Sandhill Crane Festival

August 2014

Join in the Celebration of Sandhill Cranes and Fall Migration in the Tanana Valley!

Each August as thousands of Sandhill Cranes begin their southward passage from Alaska and Siberia the Tanana Valley rings with gathering calls. One of the best places to catch this spectacle is at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in the heart of Fairbanks, Alaska where daily Sandhill Crane tallies regularly top 1,000.. The best time to enjoy fall staging is late August and early September. Peak time is during the annual Sandhill Crane Festival sponsored jointly by Friends of Creamer's Field, Arctic Audubon Society and the Alaska Bird Observatory.

The festival includes talks, bird watching, nature walks, workshops and many other related activities with ample opportunities for observing Cranes and other fall migrants. A current year festival schedule is available in July. The schedule includes information on observing Sandhill Cranes throughout the Tanana Valley.

For further information about the Sandhill Crane Festival, contact Friends of Creamer'sField at PO Box 81067, Fairbanks Alaska 99708. Phone

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