Aransas National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1937. Located in Texas along the San Antonio Bay and the Gulf Coast, the refuge is a 115,324-acre area that boasts over 400 species of migratory and resident birds. Aransas is the only US winter home of endangered whooping cranes. Sea turtles, butterflies, javelina, alligators, and wildflowers are just a few of the flora and fauna species harbored in Aransas. Children can learn more at: Aransas.