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May 2000

Snowbirds Of Okefenokee Swamp

The Purple Trail through Chase Prairie or the Green or Red Trails through Floyd's Prairie are good routes for viewing Sandhill cranes.

Getting There:

Okefenokee NWR is 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off US 121.

Prime Time:

Migrating cranes begin arriving in November and leave around mid-February.


Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, by David M. O’Neill, Elizabeth Anne Domingue, and Elizabeth Stone O’Neill (Falcon Books, 800-582-2665; $12.95).


Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, (912) 496-7836. For permits, call (912) 496-3331 between 7 and 10 a.m. eastern time.

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