Catch a Glimpse of an Exotic Crane Species at the Whooping Crane Festival
February 19 – 22, 2015
The endangered Whooping Crane, named for the loud, whooping sound it makes, is the rarest of all cranes, the tallest North American bird, and among the oldest living bird species on the earth. The tall, dignified birds preen, dance through the marshes and sing to communicate.
In October, Whooping Cranes embark on a 2,500-mile journey to winter on the Texas Gulf Coast. The Coastal Bend is the only place in the United States where the Whooping Crane can be seen from a close range.
Mark Your Calendar – Every year, the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce honors this exotic bird with the Annual Whooping Crane Festival.
My favorite festival highlights include:
- Unique vendors at the free trade show, featuring a wide selection of photography, paintings, optics, and one of a kind gifts
- A variety of field trips and photography workshops
- The amazing birdwatching and stargazing opportunities
- Presentations from world-renowned speakers at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute
- Mingling with Port Aransas neighbors and fellow nature lovers!
An array of other wintering migratory birds will flock to local wetlands and shorelines of Mustang Island here in Port Aransas. Take a birding tour by land or sea to catch a glimpse of this exciting natural wonder.
Grab your binoculars – this is an event you won’t want to miss. For more information, visit the Whooping Crane Festival website. See you there!
You Can Have This Kind Of Fun All The Time
Residents love living in Port Aransas because of the area’s natural beauty, a variety of community events, and the chance to spend time outdoors. If you’re interested in having a place of your own in this lovely Gulf Coast town, contact me so I can help you find the vacation home of your dreams.
Until next time,