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6:00 am
$60

Field Trip: Fennessey Ranch Birding Field Trip

Saturday, February 25 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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
$50

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Fisherman’s Wharf (FW), 900 N. Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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
$50

Field Trip: Shorebird Field Trip with Gary Clark

Saturday, February 25 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Jetties – end of Cotter Ave on the beach, East Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas, TX 78373

Shorebird identification can become frustrating because the plumage on many shorebirds blends with muted hues of coastal habitats, resulting in...

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8:00 am
$20

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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

Saturday, February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Welcome, Packet 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
Free

Guest Speaker: Dr. George Archibald

Saturday, February 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Dr George Archibald

Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder and Senior Conservationist, International Crane Foundation Hear Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder of the International Crane Foundation,...

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Bird’s Nest Nature-Related Tradeshow

Saturday, February 25 @ 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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$40

Workshop: Photography with Kathy Adams Clark

Saturday, February 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
City Council Chambers (Civic Center), 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Photo Processing: Birds -- Frustrated with your bird photos? Learn how to use photo processing tools like Photoshop or Lightroom...

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$40

Workshop: Birds of Port Aransas & Mustang Island with Gene Blacklock

Saturday, February 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Gene Blacklock

Port Aransas is geographically located at the northeastern end of an exciting biological region known as Tamaulipan. It is located...

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10:00 am
$30

Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

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

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$20

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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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$15

Field Trip: Guided Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

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

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10:30 am
Free

Guest Speaker: Cliff Shackelford

Saturday, February 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Cliff Shackelford, Nongame Ornithologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department "The Secret Lives of the Texas Gulf Coast’s Avian and...

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11:30 am
Free

Workshop: Optics Presentation

Saturday, February 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Hear from optic experts about binoculars and scopes. Demonstrations will be shown during these presentations. LOCATION: Bill Ellis Memorial Library

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12:00 pm
Free

Field Trip: Guided Wetlands Education Center Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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
$50

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fisherman’s Wharf (FW), 900 N. Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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
Free

Workshop: Optics Presentation

Saturday, February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Hear from optic experts about binoculars and scopes. Demonstrations will be shown during these presentations. LOCATION: Bill Ellis Memorial Library

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$20

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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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$15

Field Trip: Guided Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

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

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$50

Field Trip: Birds of Port Aransas & Mustang Island with Gene Blacklock

Saturday, February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (LBTBC), Ross Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Gene Blacklock

Port Aransas is geographically located at the northeastern end of an exciting biological region known as Tamaulipan. It is located...

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2:00 pm
$15

Field Trip: Guided Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

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

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$30

Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

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

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Free

Guest Speaker: Kathy Adams Clark

Saturday, February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Kathy Adams Clark, Professional Photographer, KAC Productions "Photographing the Night Sky" Humans have always been drawn to the night sky. ...

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2:30 pm
Free

Field Trip: Guided Wetlands Education Center Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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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Free

Special Event: Family Birding Field Trip

Saturday, February 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (LBTBC), Ross Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Family Birding Tour

Explore the fascinating world of birding! This field trip is geared toward families with children ages 6 and up and...

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3:00 pm
$20

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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
Free

Guest Speaker: Robin Doughty

Saturday, February 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Robin Doughty, Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin "Returning Cranes to the English Countryside" Robin will assess a...

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4:00 pm
$30

Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Saturday, February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

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

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5:00 pm
$75

Special Event: Wine, Whine & Design Whoopers

Saturday, February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Port Aransas Art Center, 323 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Learn to paint in a stress-free, fun and creative environment—wine and snacks included! Create your own Whooping Crane painting to...

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