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6:00 am

Field Trip: Fennessey Ranch Birding Field Trip

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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: Shorebird Field Trip with Gary Clark

Saturday, February 24 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Jetties – end of Cotter Ave on the beach, East Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas, TX 78373
$50

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

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Saturday, 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

Saturday, February 24 @ 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: Joe Duff

Saturday, February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States

Joe Duff, Co-Founder and CEO, Operation Migration About Joe: Before Joe Duff became involved in conservation, he was a commercial...

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Nature-Related Trade Show

Saturday, February 24 @ 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

Saturday, February 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Port Aransas Nature Preserve Headquarters, 106 Cut-Off Road
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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10:00 am

Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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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Field Trip: Guided Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Saturday, February 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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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10:30 am

Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard Beilfuss

Saturday, February 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States

Dr. Richard Beilfuss, President and CEO, International Crane Foundation About Rich: Dr. Richard Beilfuss, Ph.D., is President and CEO of...

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12:30 pm

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Saturday, 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

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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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Field Trip: Birds of Port Aransas & Mustang Island with Mikael Behrens

Saturday, February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joan & Scott Holt Paradise Pond, Cut-Off Road, near Avenue. C
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$50

Port Aransas, because of its location on a Gulf barrier island along the Texas Central Coast, attracts a vast variety...

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Workshop: Basic Birdwatching with Gary Clark

Saturday, February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port Aransas Nature Preserve Headquarters, 106 Cut-Off Road
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States

Basic Birdwatching Bird identification is an enjoyable life-long learning activity because the more we watch birds the more we learn....

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2:00 pm

Field Trip: Guided Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Saturday, 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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Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Saturday, 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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Guest Speaker: Natalie Bourke

Saturday, February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States

Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada, Natalie Bourke Natalie Bourke is a Public Outreach Education Officer for Parks Canada's Southwest Northwest...

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3:00 pm

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Saturday, 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: Colleen Simpson

Saturday, February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States

Colleen Simpson, Nature Preserve Manager, City of Port Aransas  Port Aransas Nature Preserve: Post-Harvey and Looking Toward the Future Colleen...

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4:00 pm

Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Saturday, February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 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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5:00 pm

Special Event: Wine, Whine & Design Whoopers

Saturday, February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Port Aransas Art Center, 104 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$75

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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