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6:00 am

Field Trip: Fennessey Ranch Birding Field Trip

Friday, February 24 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$60
Fennessey

Enjoy a guided hayride tour of the Fennessey Ranch. The ranch is part of a legendary 750,000 acre Texas land...

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7:00 am

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Fisherman’s Wharf (FW), 900 N. Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$50
Birding Nature Boat Tour

Don’t miss the popular guided boat tours to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge to view the endangered Whooping Cranes in...

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7:30 am

Field Trip: Birding Field Trip with Gary Clark

Friday, February 24 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (LBTBC), Ross Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$50

About Gary Clark: Gary Clark is the weekly nature columnist for the Houston Chronicle.  He also publishes feature articles in state...

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8:00 am

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$20
Island Birding Van Tour

Visit the many birding sites around the island by passenger van. Birding guides will lead the tour and help you...

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Welcome and Registration

Friday, February 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Welcome, Badge Pick-Up, and On-site Registration Thur Feb 23 - 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Fri Feb 24 - 8...

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9:00 am

Guest Speaker: Kim Smith

Friday, February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free

Kim Smith, Vice President Headquarters Operations, International Crane Foundation "A modern family - the new direction of whooping crane reintroduction within...

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Bird’s Nest Nature-Related Tradeshow

Friday, February 24 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Trade Show

Meet with representatives from conservation organizations and peruse the nature-related vendor booths. Friday, February 24: 9am 6pm Saturday, February 25:...

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Workshop: Photography with Kathy Adams Clark

Friday, February 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
City Council Chambers (Civic Center), 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$40

Learn the secrets of taking stunning photographs of birds! Kathy Adams Clark will share tricks of the trade from her...

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10:00 am

Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$30

Enjoy a narrated 1 ½ hour tour of the bays and channels around Port Aransas. Migrant and resident birds and...

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Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$20
Island Birding Van Tour

Visit the many birding sites around the island by passenger van. Birding guides will lead the tour and help you...

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10:30 am

Guest Speaker: Jace Tunnell

Friday, February 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free

Jace Tunnell, director, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) "Connecting Whooping Crane (and people) to Estuaries" Jace will focuse on...

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11:30 am

Workshop: Optics Presentation

Friday, February 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
City Council Chambers (Civic Center), 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free

Hear from optic experts about binoculars and scopes. Demonstrations will be shown during these presentations. LOCATION: City Council Chambers

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12:00 pm

Field Trip: Guided Wetlands Education Center Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free
Guided Wetlands Education Center Tour

Explore Coastal Bend ecosystems on this guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center (WEC). The WEC occupies 3.5 acres between...

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12:30 pm

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fisherman’s Wharf (FW), 900 N. Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$50
Birding Nature Boat Tour

Don’t miss the popular guided boat tours to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge to view the endangered Whooping Cranes in...

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1:00 pm

Workshop: Optics Presentation

Friday, February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
City Council Chambers (Civic Center), 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free

Hear from optic experts about binoculars and scopes. Demonstrations will be shown during these presentations. LOCATION: City Council Chambers

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Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$20
Island Birding Van Tour

Visit the many birding sites around the island by passenger van. Birding guides will lead the tour and help you...

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Field Trip: Guided Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$15

Tour the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, a facility dedicated to the rescue,...

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2:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Tom Langschied

Friday, February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free

Tom Langschied, coordinator, King Ranch Nature Tour program "The Birds and Wildlife of King Ranch" King Ranch is a huge...

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Field Trip: Guided Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$15

Tour the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, a facility dedicated to the rescue,...

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Workshop: Shorebird Identification Workshop with Gary Clark

Friday, February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City Council Chambers (Civic Center), 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$40

Shorebird Identification Workshop Shorebird identification can become frustrating because the plumage on many shorebirds blends with muted hues of coastal...

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Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$30

Enjoy a narrated 1 ½ hour tour of the bays and channels around Port Aransas. Migrant and resident birds and...

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2:30 pm

Field Trip: Guided Wetlands Education Center Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free
Guided Wetlands Education Center Tour

Explore Coastal Bend ecosystems on this guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center (WEC). The WEC occupies 3.5 acres between...

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3:00 pm

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$20
Island Birding Van Tour

Visit the many birding sites around the island by passenger van. Birding guides will lead the tour and help you...

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3:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Sara Zimorski

Friday, February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free

Sara Zimorski, Wildlife Biologist – Whooping Cranes Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area “2016 –...

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4:00 pm

Field Trip: Photography Field Trip with Kathy Adams Clark (Boat Excursion)

Friday, February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$55
Photography Field Trip with Kathy Adams Clark

Join photographer Kathy Adams Clark and local birding expert Scott Holt for a special afternoon boat trip on the Mustang...

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6:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Mike Keizer

Friday, February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free

“Born To Be Wild” In this special evening presentation, participants will learn about Wood Buffalo National Park, located in the...

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