‘Bird Jackson County’ event set

A “Bird Jackson County” event featuring sandhill cranes and other migrant birds will be Saturday at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 U.S. 50 East, Seymour.

The last weekend of February is usually migration time for sandhill cranes through Jackson County, and there should be many thousands of birds in the area, according to a news release from the refuge.

Everyone who enjoys birds is invited to visit Muscatatuck and join refuge staff for a day of learning about the visiting “gray ghosts.”

There will be children’s activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the visitor center, and a program about cranes will be at noon.

Two guided, car-caravan type, crane-focused tours will be conducted during the day, one at 9 a.m. and the other at 1 p.m. Both tours will leave from the visitor center, and no advance registration is needed.

Self-guided tour information will be available for those who would like to view cranes on their own.

Information: muscatatuck@fws.gov or 812-522-4352, ext. 12