Port Aransas Whooping Crane Festival

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Port Aransas Whooping Crane Festival, which takes place next week!

This year’s festival will feature keynote speaker Carter Smith, Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Twentieth anniversary special events include a luncheon presentation by Tom Stehn, retired U.S.Whooping Crane Coordinator; a photography exhibit and reception with photographer Zhongjie Zheng from China; an evening painting and wine pairing class; and a family birding field trip.

World renowned crane expert, Dr. George Archibald, will be one of the featured speakers at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, along with representatives from the different Whooping Crane populations across North America, including OM’s own Joe Duff.

Additional festival events include boat tours to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge to observe Whooping Cranes, guided field trips, interactive workshops and seminars, and a nature-related trade show.

Visit the Festival page to learn more – we hope to see you there!

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