Watch the Winter Bird Migration in Chattanooga
December 30, 2017
Winters in Chattanooga are generally pretty enjoyable. It does get chilly from time to time, but generally our winters stay mild and comfortable; a far cry from what other regions in the U.S. experience each winter! There’s really nothing keeping us from the great outdoors during these winter months, and hiking is just as restorative and enjoyable now as it is during the spring. In fact, one of the genuine pleasures during the winter months in Chattanooga is viewing wildlife, especially during the peak winter bird migration. Most birds migrate through the area from November through February, with peak populations in January. Come watch these incredible birds in Chattanooga this winter. Book a room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain.
The Hiwasee Refuge in Chattanooga is located on Chickamauga Lake, where the Tennessee River and Hiwasee River meet. It is one of the best places to see the bird migration this winter. Though the refuge is closed at this time of year, their observation platform is open year-round during daylight hours. Here are just a few birds you can expect to see migrating through the Chattanooga area this winter:
Coming up in January is the 26th annual Sandhill Crane Festival. During this time, the Tennessee Aquarium is providing guided crane and eagle boat tours on the Hiwasee River. The two hour tour offers passengers a chance to hear about the various migratory and resident birds. Come join us this winter, and see this beautiful bird migration up close and personal. Book your stay at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast today.