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6:00 am

King Ranch Nature/Birding Tour

Friday, February 23 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$90

Join King Ranch tour guide, biologist, and Whooping Crane Festival speaker, Tom Langschied, aboard the motor coach traveling to and...

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7:00 am

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Friday, February 23 @ 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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8:00 am

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 23 @ 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 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Onsite Registration and Festival Info. & Name Badge Pick-up (this year, early pick-up will not be available). Port Aransas Civic...

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9:00 am

Guest Speaker: Dr. George Archibald

Friday, February 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
Dr George Archibald

Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder and Senior Conservationist, International Crane Foundation About George: In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous...

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Nature-Related Trade Show

Friday, February 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 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 23: 9am-5pm Saturday, February 24: 9am-5pm...

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Workshop: Photography with Kathy Adams Clark

Friday, February 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Port Aransas Nature Preserve Headquarters, 106 Cut-Off Road
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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: Dr. Wade Harrell

Friday, February 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States

Dr. Wade Harrell, U.S. Whooping Crane Coordinator, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge About Wade: Dr. Wade Harrell, the U.S. Whooping Crane...

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12:30 pm

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Friday, February 23 @ 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

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 23 @ 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 23 @ 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: Kathy Adams Clark

Friday, February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States

TOPIC: "Birding Costa Rica" Kathy Adams Clark has been a professional nature photographer since 1995. She runs the stock agency...

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Field Trip: Guided Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Friday, February 23 @ 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 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Port Aransas Nature Preserve Headquarters, 106 Cut-Off Road
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

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 23 @ 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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3:00 pm

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 23 @ 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: Jace Tunnell

Friday, February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States

Jace Tunnell, Director, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Hurricane Harvey Recovery of the Amos Rehabilitation Keep About Jace: Jace...

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4:00 pm

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

Friday, February 23 @ 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 for a special afternoon boat trip on the Mustang II. This trip is especially designed...

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4:30 pm

Sunset Wine & Birding Cruise

Friday, February 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Departs Deep Sea Headquarters (DSH), 440 W. Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$25

Enjoy wine and cheese during a sunset cruise aboard The Scarlet Lady™ during the 22nd annual Whooping Crane Festival. The...

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