Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a 179 square mile protected area of coastal wetlands in Southern Texas. Located just north of Corpus Cristi, the area is home to a vast variety of flora and fauna. It’s the winter nesting grounds for a variety of birds from both North and South America. Aransas NWR and nearby San Antonio Bay are perhaps best known as the last remaining nesting ground for the Whooping Crane, North America’s largest bird, which stands almost 5 feet tall and has an impressive 7 foot wingspan.
As evidenced by our trip to Aransas NWR, you can see an amazing variety of wildlife including a myriad of birds, deer, american aligators, armadillos, dolphins and much more.
For more information on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, visit their official website.