Willcox Playa Wildlife Area

Willcox, AZ
Wildlife Area

Each winter season, October through February, more than 20,000 Sandhill Cranes flock to this playa (an ancient, closed basin lakebed). The area was formed from ancient sedimentary deposits of gravel, sand and silt, as well as dune sand and landslide landslide masses. A birding festival held every January, "Wings Over Willcox", features food, field trips, seminars, etc. Allow 2 hours.

Wildlife Area

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Basic Directions

North on Hwy 90 to I-10 east; Exit #331 (Hwy 191 South) for 8 miles; turn left at the Apache Wildlife Area sign just before Milepost 58. South to Milepost 334; turn right at Memorial sign.

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