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6:00 am

King Ranch Nature/Birding Tour

Friday, February 22 @ 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 and biologist, Tom Langschied, aboard the motor coach traveling to and from the King Ranch....

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7:00 am

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Friday, February 22 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Fisherman’s Wharf (FW), 900 N. Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$55
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: Birds of Lamar Peninsula with Mikael Behrens

Friday, February 22 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$50

This guided van tour will travel north of Port Aransas to discover the birds of the scenic Lamar Peninsula. The...

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8:00 am

Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
Free
Dr George Archibald

Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder and Senior Conservationist, International Crane Foundation Presentation: Cranes of the World Bio: In 1973, when cranes...

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Nature-Related Trade Show

Friday, February 22 @ 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 22: 9am-5pm Saturday, February 23: 9am-5pm...

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Workshop: Photography Basics for Beginners with Larry Ditto

Friday, February 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
City Council Chambers (Civic Center), 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$40

About Larry Ditto:  Larry Ditto has been a nature photographer for over 4 decades…full time for 18 years. His photos...

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10:00 am

Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Friday, February 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
Free

Jace Tunnell, Director, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Presentation: “Hurdles with Nurdles: A Gulf-wide Citizen Science Project” Nurdle Patrol is...

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Book Signing: Dr. George Archibald

Friday, February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
Free
Dr. George Archibald

LOCATION: Port Aransas Civic Center

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12:30 pm

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Friday, February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fisherman’s Wharf (FW), 900 N. Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$55
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 22 @ 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 22 @ 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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Workshop: Shorebird Identification Workshop with Mel Cooksey

Friday, February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
City Council Chambers (Civic Center), 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$40

Shorebird Identification Workshop Mel Cooksey of Corpus Christi, is a lifelong birder with a special interest in bird status and...

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Field Trip: Explore Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

Friday, February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$50

The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center is a 162-acre nature preserve filled with the wonders of the natural...

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2:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Wade Harrell

Friday, February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
Free

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

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Field Trip: Guided Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Friday, February 22 @ 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

Friday, February 22 @ 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 22 @ 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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4:00 pm

Field Trip: Photography & Bird Watching Field Trip (Boat Excursion)

Friday, February 22 @ 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 bird guide Scott Holt and photographer Larry Ditto for a special afternoon boat trip on the Mustang II. This...

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5:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Richard Crossley

Friday, February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
$15

Richard Crossley Presentation: Past, Present and Future Tales of lessons learned while growing up in the wild British birding scene,...

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