TAP is building out a calendar of events. If you would like to add a related event to our calendar, host an event or invite TAP to speak at your event, please contact us.

March 12, 2011: 23rd Annual Whooping Crane Strut

All participants will start at 8:00 a.m. for this annual 5K/10K/2 Mile Walk at the Beachfront Pavilion at Rockport Beach Park. All participants will receive an event T-shirt. Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in their respective age categories. Registration/Information forms are available at on-line at, Volunteers are needed to assist on the racecourse from 7:30 a.m. until about 9:00 a.m. and each will receive an event T-shirt. For more information contact Tom Staley at 361-729-2213, ext. 226 or Pat Brown at 361-729-2213, ext. 222.

23rd Annual Whooping Crane Strut
March 12, 2011
8:00 a.m., Rockport Beach Park
Beachfront Pavilion
521 Seabreeze Dr., Rockport, Texas

February 24 – 27, 2011: Whooping Crane Festival
The entire town of Port Aransas takes part in this four-day festival with events happening all over town. Visit this link for more information and an event schedule:

Port Aransas, Texas
February 24 – 27, 2011

September 30, 2010: Community-Based Planning Meeting
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has funded Texas A&M University’s Institute of Renewal Resources to assist them in coordinating a “Community-Based Planning around the Whooping Crane.” The Aransas Project (TAP) is delighted to see USFWS investing in looking at the water and whooping crane issues important to our community, and we encourage all TAP members to attend this Kickoff Meeting.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
7:00 pm

Paws & Taws Fulton Convention Center
402 N. Fulton Beach Rd.
Fulton, TX 78358

September 16 – 19, 2010: 2010 HummerBird Celebration
The HummerBird Celebration is held each September in the coastal Texas towns of Rockport and Fulton to celebrate the spectacular fall migration of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and to expand one’s knowledge of hummingbirds and other birds. The Celebration offers something for everyone, from backyard birders to more experienced birders and there will be special nature activities for kids.

Rockport-Fulton, TX
September 16 – 19, 2010
Rockport Center for the Arts

For more information:

January 14, 2010: The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute presents a free public lecture by Dr. Ken Webb titled Can Aquaculture Play a Role in Conserving Marine Resources?

Thursday, January 14, 2010
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute Visitor’s Center Auditorium
Cotter Street (near the beach), Port Aransas, TX

For more information, click here or call: 361-749-6806.

January 13, 2010: Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee Meeting
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will be holding their next Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee meeting on January 13, 2010 at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held at the Robert E. Johnson Conference Center, located at 1501 North Congress Avenue in Austin.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here and a map to the meeting location can be found here.

For more information, visit the committee’s website here.

February 25-28, 2010 : Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, TX
TAP will have a booth at the festival this year—plan on stopping by to visit us. More info on the festival available through the Port Aransas Chamber.

November 10, 2009: Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
The Aransas Project: Jim Blackburn speaks at Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.


Meet The Aransas Project

5 minutes, 38 seconds

Founding members and leadership of the Aransas community and of The Aransas Project (TAP) speak about how their way of life depends on freshwater flows from the Guadalupe River Basin to balance the coastal ecosystems that provide critical habitat for the whooping cranes.