Day 1

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Whether you are a returning Festival goer or a new visitor to Port A, nature abounds on Mustang Island, claimed by many to be ”one of the best birding spots in the entire country.” Registration opens at 1:30 p.m. at the Port Aransas Civic Center, then take a nature boat trip this afternoon or visit the International Crane Foundation’s Children’s Art Exhibit at the Port Aransas Art Center.

 

 

TimeTitleVenue
6:00 am
Fennessey Ranch Birding Field Trip
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center
7:00 am
Birds of the Island Field Trip w/Gene Blacklock
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (LBTBC)
7:30 am
Whooping Crane Boat Tour
Fisherman's Wharf (FW)
8:00 am
Registration
Port Aransas Civic Center
8:00 am
Island Birding Van Tour
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center
9:00 am
Bird’s Nest Trade Show
Port Aransas Civic Center
9:00 am
Photography Workshop w/Larry Ditto
Bill Ellis Memorial Library
9:00 am
Guest Speaker: Cecilia Riley
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
10:00 am
Island Birding Van Tour
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center
10:00 am
Nature/Birding Boat Tour
Woody's Sports Center
10:30 am
Guest Speaker: Estuary Explorium
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
11:00 am
Port Aransas Art Center
Port Aransas Art Center
11:30 am
Optics Presentation
Bill Ellis Memorial Library
12:00 pm
Guided Wetlands Education Center Tour
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
12:30 pm
Dolphin Encounters Boat Tour
Deep Sea Headquarters (DSH)
1:00 pm
Optics Presentation
Bill Ellis Memorial Library
1:00 pm
Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
1:00 pm
Island Birding Van Tour
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center
2:00 pm
Nature/Birding Boat Tour
Woody's Sports Center
2:00 pm
Shorebird Identification Workshop w/Gene Blacklock
City Council Chambers (Civic Center)
2:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Mark Klym
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
2:00 pm
Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
2:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Mark Klym
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
2:30 pm
Dolphin Encounters Boat Tour
Deep Sea Headquarters (DSH)
2:30 pm
Guided Wetlands Education Center Tour
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
3:00 pm
Island Birding Van Tour
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center
3:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Sammy King
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
4:00 pm
Photography Field Trip w/Larry Ditto on the Mustang II
Woody's Sports Center
4:30 pm
Dolphin Encounters Boat Tour
Deep Sea Headquarters (DSH)
7:00 pm
Speakers: George Archibald, Barry Hartup and Liz Smith
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)

Festival Events

Day 1

Thursday, Feb 20
Register, Boat Tours & More
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Day 2

Friday, Feb 21
Trips, Tours & More
6:00 am to 4:30 pm

Day 3

Saturday, Feb 22
Workshops, Speakers & More
6:00 am to 4:30 pm

Day 4

Sunday, Feb 23
Trade Show, Tours & More
7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pre & Post

Pre & Post Events
Birdwatching, Stargazing & More
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm