CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The 24th annual Whooping Crane Festival starts this Thursday.
The Whooping Crane is one of the rarest, most endangered of cranes in the world. Birders, photographers, and outdoorsy families will be uniting to celebrate the beautiful birds.
The Whooping Crane is a migrating bird. According to the Whopping Crance Festival website, this is the time of the year that they return to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
World renowned crane expert, Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder of the International Crane Foundation, will be speaking at the four day event, along with representatives from Wood Buffalo National Park and more.
There will be boat tours, bus tours, interactive workshops, seminars, birding, a painting and wine tasting class, and a free nature-related trade show.
It all happens starting this Thursday, Feb 20 and goes until Sunday, Feb 23.
The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is located at 1 Wildlife Cir, Austwell, TX 77950.
Find more info here.