Outdoor Chattanooga will partner with the Nickajack Naturalist for a birdwatching outing to Crow Creek Refuge in Stevenson, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 9.
Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the Jasper, Tenn., Hardee's, 1210 Highway 28, to carpool/caravan to Stevenson City Park.
The park is on a peninsula in the refuge and is considered one of the best birding spots in the region. Large numbers of sandhill cranes often winter there, trip organizers say, and last winter three whooping cranes were spotted among them. In addition to a number of waterfowl species, there are significant chances of sighting bald eagles, redheaded woodpeckers and other birds.
Participants should bring binoculars, scope or camera with a long lens and be prepared for an easy walk of a mile or so around the park's perimeter.
Registration is required. Contact Bob Butters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-991-1548.
Find out more at www.nickajack-naturalist.com.