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January 2014 Events

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A horse-drawn sleigh ride past wintering elk in National Elk Refuge in Wyoming is a seasonal treat. Sleigh rides begin December 16 and run through April 5. Details: details: http://1.usa.gov/1646lhY
Credit: Lori Iverson/USFWS

 

All About Snakes
Saturday, January 11, 10 a.m. — Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, TX
Come out and learn about snakes from an expert in this Second Saturday nature program.

 

2nd Annual Festival of the Cranes 
Saturday, January 11, 8 a.m. — Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, AL
See thousands of wintering sandhill cranes as well as whooping cranes and white pelicans. Enjoy refuge tours, birding workshops, nature walks, live raptors, kids’ activities.

 

Bird Walk
Sunday, January 12, 9 to 11 a.m. — Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, CA
Take a free guided bird hike with Audubon Society walk leaders. Borrow binoculars; share the walk leader's spotting scope. Bird walks usually last an hour and a half to two hours and cover a distance of about two miles. Beginners are welcome.

 

Wichita Mountains Eagle Watch   
January and February dates TBD, 1:30 to 4 p.m. — Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, OK
An interpretive program at refuge headquarters is followed by a bus tour of the refuge’s special use area to search for bald and golden eagles. Children must be 8 or older. Wheelchair accommodations can be made by request. Reserve beginning Dec. 31:  580-429-2151. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if possible.

 

Snowshoe Clinic
Saturday, January 18, 9 a.m. to noon — Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, MA
Join Sudbury Valley Trustees and Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) of Acton, Marlborough, and Northborough for a snowshoe clinic at Memorial Forest in Sudbury. EMS will provide snowshoes for those who don’t have them and instructions. Space is limited. Sign up early.
SVT's Memorial Forest is part of the Desert Natural Area, comprised of 900 acres of public and private conservation lands. Public lands include the southern unit of Assabet River Refuge.

 

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival
January 22 –27, Eastern Florida State College, Titusville, FL
The 17th annual event is billed as the largest birding and wildlife festival in the United States. . Festival includes field trips to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

 

Eagle Watch    
On selected Saturdays in January. Dates TBD, 9 a.m. — Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, OK  
After an orientation at the refuge office, take a guided bus tour to see nests through scopes. Contact: 918-773-5271.


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Last updated: November 1, 2013