Immerse Yourself in the Magic of Whooping Crane Festival
Witness Majestic Whooping Cranes in Port Aransas, Texas
Calling all bird lovers! Experience the wonder of the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas, celebrating the return of these majestic birds to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge since 1996.
The whooping cranes, with their striking beauty and towering height, stand as North America's tallest avians. Admire their white plumage and impressive 7.5-foot wingspans as they perform elaborate courtship dances, showcasing their lifelong bonds.
Mark your calendars for the 2024 Whooping Crane Festival from February 22-25. Join us for a unique opportunity to witness these beautiful creatures up close. Beyond cranes, enjoy educational activities, birding trips, art shows, and boat tours to explore their natural habitat.
Rockport and Port Aransas boast world-class birding sites, including the Bahia Loop and Aransas Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, home to over 400 bird species, is a must-visit destination for bird enthusiasts.
Include the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center on your itinerary for close encounters with migratory waterfowl, ducks, shorebirds, and raptors. Stay comfortably at Catchin' Paradise, conveniently located between Rockport Beach and Port Aransas, offering easy access to marinas and a range of outdoor activities.
Seize the opportunity to witness the amazing and endangered whooping crane. Visit Rockport/Port Aransas for the festival and explore the Coastal Bend's beauty. Book your stay at Catchin’ Paradise today and make the most of your birdwatching adventure with family and friends!