Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Austwell

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#42 of 153 in Wildlife in Texas
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  • 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 pi...  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 relative...  more »
  • If you're an avid bird watcher this is a great place to visit. It is a big 20 mile detour from the main road though. And we only saw 5-6 birds. And the visitors centre was closed due to damage from Hu...  more »
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  • This place is a refuge for Whooping Cranes from November through March. These are the largest species of cranes. Many plants and animals live here. Rangers keep a daily census of wildlife sightings by visitors and employees on the blackboard. Nice trails. A scenic loop drive. Bird watching.
  • Beautiful place with a lot little trails.The drive itself to this place is worth it beautiful fields on both sides as you drive up here. Beware of the mosquitoes though we weren't prepared are were stung real bad so please be prepared. We saw an 18 foot alligator,lots of cranes and birds. We saw Herons too. Wonderful place to visit.
  • What's to say? This is where Whooping Cranes summer. Its got to be protected if the cranes are going to survive. Go see it. Tell others how important it is.
  • Lots of Hurricane Harvey damage; however enjoyed it. Was there 15 years ago and still a good place to stop. They were not charging the entrance fee at the time.
  • A very pretty place for watching birds, this is winter home for whooping cranes. In spring and early summer you will see thousands of hummingbirds. The place has lot of mosquitoes in summer. Repellent and sunscreen is must 8n summer. If you want to see cranes up close, boat ride from Rockport is recommended.
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