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Welcome to the Whooping Crane Festival Website

Each year since 1996, the Whooping Crane Festival has celebrated the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The Texas Coastal Bend is the only place where you can see the world’s last naturally occurring population of Whooping Cranes.


Wings of Winter

We are pleased to present Wings of Winter, the 2021 Port Aransas Winter Birding Guide. What's included: Winter The Whooper Wings is about the Whooping Crane. Map out the best bird watching sites and points of interest. Where the Birds Are is guided and self-guided tours in the Coastal Bend. The Winter Wings of the Coastal Bend are five birds that you are sure to see in Port Aransas.