Tagged: TAP Updates

Community Turns Out for USFWS Presentation on Crane Counts

October 12th, 2012 | TAP Updates

Clear Desire Expressed by Residents for Accurate and Timely Data on Cranes A public meeting held by the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge staff in Fulton to provide information about changes in tracking and reporting the numbers of endangered whooping cranes wintering at the refuge was […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

Attend the October 4 Public Meeting on Crane Counts

September 29th, 2012 | TAP Updates

TAP members are urged to attend a critical public meeting being hosted by the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge to address the changes being made in the survey methods used to count the endangered whooping cranes that winter at the Refuge.  Beginning in the winter of […]

Filed in: related news, Whooping Cranes

TAP Trial Transcript Online

August 3rd, 2012 | TAP Updates

TAP received a great deal of interest and many words of encouragement from readers of Michael Berryhill’s feature article of the August issue of Texas Monthly entitled “Crane Man,” which profiled crane expert and former Aransas National Wildlife Refuge biologist Tom Stehn as well as […]

Filed in: TAP Progress

State of The Flock 2011-2012

July 9th, 2012 | TAP Updates

The Aransas Project (TAP) prepared this State of the Flock 2011-2012 report to provide critical information to our members and to the public regarding the well-being of the Wood Buffalo-Aransas Whooping Crane flock after the 2011-2012 wintering season.

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

TAP Trial to Provide Water to Whooping Cranes, Bays Concludes

December 16th, 2011 | TAP Updates

After a two-week trial in federal district court in Corpus Christi, the trial concluded yesterday afternoon in The Aransas Project’s lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act to ensure adequate freshwater inflows to San Antonio Bay to protect the endangered whooping cranes that winter at Aransas […]

Filed in: TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

TAP Update: Trial of TAP Lawsuit to Protect Whooping Crane To Commence December 5th

November 29th, 2011 | TAP Updates

The parties in the The Aransas Project’s lawsuit to protect the endangered Whooping Crane have been advised by the Court that the trial of the case will now commence on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 8 AM.  Please note this change from the original date […]

Filed in: TAP Progress

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Whooping Crane Update

November 16th, 2011 | TAP Updates

278 whooping cranes left Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in the spring of 2011. With approximately 37 chicks fledged from a record 75 nests in August 2011, we expect the flock size to reach record levels of around 300 birds this winter. Many of the cranes […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes


Audubon Texas joins The Aransas Project

July 27th, 2011 | TAP Updates

The Aransas Project is very pleased to welcome Audubon Texas as a member organization. Director of Conservation, Iliana A. Pena said: “Texas Audubon wants to support efforts that help benefit the Whooping Crane.  We think that The Aransas Project is doing an excellent job of providing […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

Tar balls found ashore, but no threat to ANWR from oil spill yet, says USFW; Lone crane remains at refuge

June 1st, 2010 | TAP Updates

Tom Stehn, the whooping crane coordinator for Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, has released his latest census report of the flock wintering at ANWR. Only one crane is still left at the refuge, and the effects of the oil spill are starting to show along the […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

Victoria Advocate Editorials Dismiss Aransas County Concerns About Freshwater

May 3rd, 2010 | TAP Updates

Two recent editorials appearing in the Victoria Advocate—one by the Advocate editorial board and one by the Victoria Economic Development Corporation (VEDC)—highlight the disregard for Aransas County when making decisions involving large-scale water allocations from the Guadalupe River. Both opinion pieces authored in Victoria County […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management