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My sister, who is a birding person, suggested that I stop at Aransas for the whooping cranes in November. I did not see any in the wildlife refuge. We went to the area with the overlook, but still did not see any. It was suggested...More
Like it says. This is a very important member of the National Wildlife Refuge system, for the habitat that it provides for endangered whooping cranes among other things. We'd had a fine time with a crane-watching boat tour out of Fulton Beach (q.v.) that gave...More
We enjoyed the drive through this historic refuge. Too early for whooping cranes but we did catch a glimpse of a gator, several hawks, egrets, Blue Heron, a snake and plenty of spiders. It’s worth the drive. Minimum fee to visit. Good hours. Make sure...More
It may be a bit hard to find but its worth having a trip out to Aransas Wildlife Refuge. A very friendly lady ranger gave us all the info and maps. Due to the very heavy rain there were even more mozzies so make sure...More
This is a wild environment with much to see and hear. Maybe the most important tip is to BRING BUG REPELLENT. This place is home to what seems like billions of mosquitoes. They swarm on humans and pets, so come prepared. Other than the bugs,...More
More than anything I write reviews so I have the places on my map and I can see where I have been. My memory gets worse everyday. There are already so many reviews there is not much to add. We saw a few birds and...More
Went to see Whooping Cranes. Only got to see two juveniles while I was there. Boat tours were not running due to hurricane and not as many visitors as in other years. You can see the devastation brought on by Harvey, but the birds don't...More
Main facilities are currently closed due to storm damage. However restrooms are available and the trails are cleared and open for the most part.
We easily saw two dozen species of birds. Also feral pigs, armadillo, deer, raccoon and gators.
We could see the whooping...More
if you are a birder, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a must-see. There are so many species of birds here, including the highly endangered Whooping Cranes during the winter. Because of its relatively southern location, the refuge has many species of birds that simply do...More