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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
Response from greenjay1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Purchase of pass is available. Roads are paved. Try some of the walking trails as well as the viewing tower. Bring plenty of water. Have fun.
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Travel Forum Posts
Weekend escape from Houston to Nature! (8 Replies)
Hi there, My boyfriend and I have relocated to Houston for three months for work. We are in our mid 20's and are originally from Australia so we love the outdoors. I will probably post different questions each week looking for guidance from you lovely locals so please be patient with me as we are looking to get the absolute most from this amazing state whilst we can! :) This weekend we are looking to drive to one of the national parks and explore the country and hopefully see some...More
November 07, 2013|
Big Bend is too far of a drive for a week-end but a place to visit at some point. For the first trip Enchanted Rock but be a good one - just over a 3 hour drive and you will find accommodation close by. I have heard that Rockview Cabins are good but never been there.
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Corpus Christi/Rockport: whooping cranes and ... what? (2 Replies)
Surprised there isn't a separate Corpus Christi forum, but there doesn't appear to be, so: We are considering a late November trip to the CC area with the main purpose of getting to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and trying to see whooping cranes. The planning for this part of the trip is actually semi-in hand, but we are now trying to figure out what combines well with it. This is a part of the state with which I have no experience and I don't know what else in the area is worth doing....More
September 17, 2018|
Here is the Corpus Christi forum: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g60927… Repost and I will do my best to answer your questions. I cannot move your post unfortunately.
We will be in Texas in mid-February, and plan to drive from San Antonio to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. I have looked at the website for a 3 hour boat trip leaving from The Rockport area, which looks good. They have a trip that leaves at 7:30 AM, and another at 1:00 PM. Any advantage of morning vs. afternoon, in terms of seeing birds and other wildlife? Is tide level an issue?
January 10, 2016|
Tide level is not an issue. I would call the supplier with specific questions. I think in February the afternoon trip might be a bit warmer.