Catch a glimpse of the plants and animals that call the refuge home! Explore our photo galleries.
Join a ranger for a story and activity about a wild animal that calls the refuge home! (A program for children ages 3 - 5)
Download a Colt Capers Flyer! (.pdf)
All aboard for this ranger guided tour of the refuge where we will seek out the elusive Mississippi Sandhill Crane.
Fall-Winter Crane Tours
Did You Know?
Did you know that there are ten species of carnivorous plants that can be seen at the refuge?Learn More!
About the Complex
The Gulf Coast Refuge Complex manages many varied habitats along the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Mississippi Sandhill Crane is managed as part of the Gulf Coast Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
What's Happening at the Refuge?
Join a ranger for a story and activity about a wild animal that calls the refuge home! (A program for children ages 3 - 5). These programs are held on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Download a Flyer to Learn More (.pdf)
All aboard for this ranger guided tour of the refuge where we will seek out the elusive Mississippi Sandhill Crane. Space is Limited. Reservations Required.Fall/Winter Crane Tours
Did you know that prescribed fires are one of the most important tools the refuge uses to restore the endangered wet pine savanna habitat?Learn More!
In the wild Mississippi sandhill cranes can only be found on and adjacent to the Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR. There are only about 100 individuals remaining.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Mississippi sandhill cranes - © Stephen Kilpatrick
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2015