Registration for the Port Aransas, TX Whooping Crane Festival is now open!
This year’s festival runs February 19 – 22nd and we hope you can join us at this event!
The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce celebrates Whooping cranes on their winter habitat with an annual festival honoring these grand birds. In addition to the Whooping Crane, an awesome array of wintering migratory birds flock into the wetlands and onto the Texas shorelines of Mustang Island in and around Port Aransas, Texas. This festival is a must-attend for all birders!
Check out the Whooping crane viewing opportunities to see some of the amazing cranes in the Wood Buffalo – Aransas flock. You may just be fortunate to spot a family of Whoopers!
Port Aransas is on the northern tip of Mustang Island, about 30 minutes from downtown Corpus Christi, three hours from the Rio Grande Valley, three hours from San Antonio and four hours from Houston or Austin.
Early registration closes at midnight February 9th so book now to reserve the tours you want to participate in and speakers sessions you want to attend (Hopefully, one of them is OM CEO, Joe Duff). While you there, be sure to swing by the Bird’s Nest Trade Show at the Port Aransas Civic Center and say hi to Colleen, Joe and yours truly. Our friends from Eagle Optics will also be there so you can try out some great binoculars or spotting scopes.
It’s been more than 10 years since we’ve attended this fun event and I can’t wait to see how it’s grown.