Whooping Crane Festival

Come celebrate one of the most endangered bird species in the world February 21-24 at the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas. This festival is perfect for birders, photographers, families, and anyone who loves nature. This is the only flock of cranes that returns every fall to their wintering habitat in the Aransas National Wildlife.

Experience all the greatness of the whooping crane with boat tours, guest speakers, photography field trips, photography workshops, trade shows, and more! Port Aransas is also a winter home to other bird species that you might see at the festival such as the black skimmer, marsh wren, American white pelican, and the white-tailed hawk. For a full list go here. Registration is open, so don’t miss your chance to go on vacation during this awesome event. For more information about the Whooping Crane Festival click here.

You can also view the whooping cranes from a tour in Rockport! Rockport Adventures offers Whooping Crane and Coastal Birding tours on their boat called the Skimmer. They guarantee the spotting of a whooping crane on these tours and will point out over 30 to 60 different bird species over the 3 hour tour. For more information go here.

Check out some of Miss Kitty’s properties that are in or near Port Aransas:

Smooth Sailing: This home has a private swimming pool, is located in Port Aransas, and sleeps up to 8 people with 3 beds and 2 baths. Nestled in a picturesque beach town this home is just minutes from shopping, restaurants, and the beach.

Coastal Soul: Located in Aransas Pass this cute off water home is only a short drive from the ferry leading to Port Aransas. This house has 3 beds and 2 baths and sleep up to 6 people. There is a nice fenced in back yard that is perfect for those traveling with pets.