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03-15-2013, 03:49 PM
Alright I was looking for some new birding spots to check out in the area and this spot come up about three hours away. I was thinking of making a weekend trip there some time soon as was just hoping a member on here might have been and could give me some more info and tips

03-24-2013, 01:27 PM
Are you familiar with the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge near Birchwood, TN? It's much closer - maybe 40 miles. During winter, you can observe thousands of sandhill cranes and an occasional whooping crane. The rest of the year it is a good location for bald eagles, osprey, waterfowl, and wading birds.

Cades Cove in the Smokies is just 2 hours from Chattanooga.

To the south, you've got to visit Old Car City near Cartersville, Georgia. Also consider Gibbs Garden north of Atlanta.

03-25-2013, 04:08 PM
Thanks for the reply. Yes I live close to Hiwassee I just missed the Sandhill Cranes this year but have just starting going and have had no luck. lol but will keep going. the other locations are on my list to go.