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February 2020

Workshop: Shorebird Identification Workshop w/Gary Clark

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
City Council Chambers (Civic Center), 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$40 37 tickets left

Shorebird Identification Workshop 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,…

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Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$30 82 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, 2020 @ 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 25 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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Guest Speaker: TBD Free

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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Field Trip: Island Birding Van Tour

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 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 16 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, 2020 @ 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 37 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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Wine, Whine & Design Whoopers

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Port Aransas Art Center, 104 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$75 16 tickets left

Learn to paint in a stress-free, fun and creative environment—wine and snacks included! Create your own Whooping Crane painting to take home.  Trace patterns and paint in simple steps guided by an artist. The Port Aransas Art Center provides all materials, including a 16X20 canvas, brushes and paint. Workshop fee donated to the art center. LOCATION: Port Aransas Aransas Art Center

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Field Trip: Fennessey Ranch Birding/Nature Tour

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 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 21 tickets 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, 2020 @ 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 59 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, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Departs Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$40 20 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, 2020 @ 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 16 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, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Community Park – Ross Ave., 700 Clark Parkway
Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Free 13 tickets left

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 will be led by Leslie Hoekstra and Ray Dillahunty. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC LOCATION: Port Aransas Community Park - Ross Ave.

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Welcome & Registration

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Saturday, February 22, 2020

Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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Onsite Registration and Festival Info. & Name Badge Pick-up (this year, early pick-up will not be available). Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave A Thur Feb 20 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri Feb 21 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat Feb 22 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun Feb 23 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Online Registration: Register online with a credit card (VISA & MasterCard) and know immediately that you’ve locked in your desired trips, workshops…

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Field Trip: Advanced Photography Workshop w/Kathy Adams Clark

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
City Council Chambers (Civic Center), 710 W. Avenue A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$40 39 tickets left

Kathy Adams Clark has been a professional nature photographer since 1995.   She runs the stock agency KAC Productions that represents the work of 15 photographers.    Kathy’s photos have been published in hundreds of places including AAA Journey, Nature's Best, New York Times, Birder's World, and Ranger Rick.  Texas Parks & Wildlife and Texas Highways magazines have used Kathy’s photos on their cover.  Her photos have also appeared in a numerous books and calendars including the Barnes & Noble Ireland Countryside Calendar, the cover of…

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Guest Speaker: TBD Free

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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Nature-Related Trade Show

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Saturday, February 22, 2020

One event on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:00am

Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave A
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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Trade Show

Meet with representatives from conservation organizations and peruse the nature-related vendor booths. Friday, February 21: 9am-5pm Saturday, February 22: 9am-5pm Sunday, February 23: 10am-2pm LOCATION: Port Aransas Civic Center

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Field Trip: Birding/Nature Boat Tour

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 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 85 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

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 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 16 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

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), 730 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States
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$20 25 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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Guest Speaker: TBD Free

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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