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February 2020

Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Thursday, February 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fisherman’s Wharf (FW), 900 N. Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$55 5 tickets left
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 their winter habitat. The 300+ cranes are the last naturally occurring, wild population of Whooping Cranes in the world. Additional species of birds and other wildlife are plentiful on this 4 ½ hour narrated tour aboard the m/v Wharf Cat. Outdoor and climate-controlled indoor seating and viewing opportunities.  Concessions and restrooms available. LOCATION: Fisherman's Wharf

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Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Thursday, February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$30 71 tickets left

Enjoy a narrated 1 ½ hour tour of the bays and channels around Port Aransas. Migrant and resident birds and a marine life touch tank are the focus of this trip. The boat includes a restroom and open and covered viewing/seating areas. LOCATION: Woody's Sports Center

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Sunset Wine, Birding & Dolphin Cruise

Thursday, February 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Departs Deep Sea Headquarters (DSH), 440 W. Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
$35 20 tickets left

Enjoy some wine during a sunset cruise aboard The Scarlet Lady™ during the 24rd annual Whooping Crane Festival. The Scarlet Lady is one of the most exciting dolphin watching adventure tours in Port Aransas. Cruise along the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel in search of bottle-nosed dolphins, flocks of wintering birds, and enjoy viewing the iconic Lydia Ann Lighthouse. Guide on board. Two drink tickets included. LOCATION: Deep Sea Headquarters

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King Ranch Birding/Nature Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$95 Sold out

Join King Ranch tour guide and biologist, Tom Langschied, aboard the motor coach traveling to and from the King Ranch. Tom will lead the guided tour of the ranch. Lunch will be provided. The ranch has a long history of wildlife management. As early as 1947, famed conservationist Aldo Leopold called King Ranch “one of the best jobs of wildlife restoration on the continent.” Today, the ranch is a vital part of an incredibly diverse landscape in South Texas dubbed…

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Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$25 4 tickets left

Visit the many birding sites around the island by passenger van. Birding guides will lead the tour and help you identify different birds, answer questions, and point out species along the way. Bring your scope and binoculars. Tour lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours. LOCATION: Meet in the Port Aransas Civic Center parking lot

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Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$30 56 tickets left

Enjoy a narrated 1 ½ hour tour of the bays and channels around Port Aransas. Migrant and resident birds and a marine life touch tank are the focus of this trip. The boat includes a restroom and open and covered viewing/seating areas. LOCATION: Woody's Sports Center

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Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$25 8 tickets left
Island Birding Van Tour

Visit the many birding sites around the island by passenger van. Birding guides will lead the tour and help you identify different birds, answer questions, and point out species along the way. Bring your scope and binoculars. Tour lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours. LOCATION: Meet in the Port Aransas Civic Center parking lot

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Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fisherman’s Wharf (FW), 900 N. Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$55 29 tickets left
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 their winter habitat. The 300+ cranes are the last naturally occurring, wild population of Whooping Cranes in the world. Additional species of birds and other wildlife are plentiful on this 4 ½ hour narrated tour aboard the m/v Wharf Cat. Outdoor and climate-controlled indoor seating and viewing opportunities.  Concessions and restrooms available. LOCATION: Fisherman's Wharf

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Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$25 14 tickets left
Island Birding Van Tour

Visit the many birding sites around the island by passenger van. Birding guides will lead the tour and help you identify different birds, answer questions, and point out species along the way. Bring your scope and binoculars. Tour lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours. LOCATION: Meet in the Port Aransas Civic Center parking lot

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Field Trip: Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$20 6 tickets left

Tour the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, a facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured and sick sea turtles and aquatic birds. You will see some of the rarest sea turtles including Kemp’s Ridley, hawksbills, loggerheads, and green turtles as well as masked boobies, hawks, pelicans and gulls. Tour proceeds provide funding for the program. LOCATION: Meet outside at the front door of the UTMSI Marine Science Education Center

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Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$30 75 tickets left

Enjoy a narrated 1 ½ hour tour of the bays and channels around Port Aransas. Migrant and resident birds and a marine life touch tank are the focus of this trip. The boat includes a restroom and open and covered viewing/seating areas. LOCATION: Woody's Sports Center

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Field Trip: Animal Rehabilitation Keep Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$20 20 tickets left

Tour the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, a facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured and sick sea turtles and aquatic birds. You will see some of the rarest sea turtles including Kemp’s Ridley, hawksbills, loggerheads, and green turtles as well as masked boobies, hawks, pelicans and gulls. Tour proceeds provide funding for the program. LOCATION: Meet outside at the front door of the UTMSI Marine Science Education Center

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Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$25 4 tickets left
Island Birding Van Tour

Visit the many birding sites around the island by passenger van. Birding guides will lead the tour and help you identify different birds, answer questions, and point out species along the way. Bring your scope and binoculars. Tour lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours. LOCATION: Meet in the Port Aransas Civic Center parking lot

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Field Trip: Photography & Bird Watching Trip w/Kathy Adams Clark & Scott Holt

Friday, February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$55 31 tickets left
Photography Field Trip with Kathy Adams Clark

Join Kathy Adams Clark and Scott Holt for a special afternoon trip. This trip is especially designed for photographers, including opportunities to see and photograph dolphins, birds, beautiful landscapes and the sunset over the bay. They will help with technique and composition as you encounter various shooting situations. All levels of expertise are welcome. Please have a digital camera (not a smartphone). LOCATION: Departs Woody's Sports Center

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Field Trip: Fennessey Ranch Birding/Nature Tour

Saturday, February 22 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$60 1 ticket left
Fennessey

Enjoy a guided hayride tour of the Fennessey Ranch. The ranch is part of a legendary 750,000 acre Texas land empire that has remained in the same family for 171 years. The ranch is located in the heart of the Central Flyway and consists of 4,000 acres of wetlands, meadows, natural lakes, riparian woods and brush land. Snacks and water included. Transportation provided - about a 45 minute trip one way to the ranch. LOCATION: Meet in the Port Aransas Civic Center…

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Field Trip: Whooping Crane Boat Tour

Saturday, February 22 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Fisherman’s Wharf (FW), 900 N. Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$55 39 tickets left
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 their winter habitat. The 300+ cranes are the last naturally occurring, wild population of Whooping Cranes in the world. Additional species of birds and other wildlife are plentiful on this 4 ½ hour narrated tour aboard the m/v Wharf Cat. Outdoor and climate-controlled indoor seating and viewing opportunities.  Concessions and restrooms available. LOCATION: Fisherman's Wharf

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Field Trip: Shorebird Field Trip w/Gary Clark

Saturday, February 22 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$40 7 tickets left

Bird identification is an enjoyable life-long learning activity because the more we watch birds the more we learn. Gary Clark will share his lifelong learning to explain the fundamental methods of bird identification, including how to recognize birds by specific categories, how to understand identifying shapes of bodies, beaks, and tails, how to spot identifying flight patterns, how to learn birdsong, and how to recognize habitats occupied by specific birds. Gary is a college professor, Houston Chronicle nature columnist, and author of…

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Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Saturday, February 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$25 8 tickets left
Island Birding Van Tour

Visit the many birding sites around the island by passenger van. Birding guides will lead the tour and help you identify different birds, answer questions, and point out species along the way. Bring your scope and binoculars. Tour lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours. LOCATION: Meet in the Port Aransas Civic Center parking lot

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Field Trip: Port Aransas Nature Preserve Bird Walk

Saturday, February 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Community Park – Ross Ave., 700 Clark Parkway
Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Free

Tours leave from the Community Park on Ross Ave. and head towards the Nature Preserve Pavilion, about a one mile walk that takes 1.5-2 hours. Tours are typically led by a Texas Master Naturalist volunteer. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC LOCATION: Port Aransas Community Park - Ross Ave. For more information found on the Nature Preserve page - click here.

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Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Saturday, February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$30 74 tickets left

Enjoy a narrated 1 ½ hour tour of the bays and channels around Port Aransas. Migrant and resident birds and a marine life touch tank are the focus of this trip. The boat includes a restroom and open and covered viewing/seating areas. LOCATION: Woody's Sports Center

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