Birding Galveston Island

FeatherFest Field Trip Experience

Photos by Jim Stevenson.  

13th Anniversary
Galveston FeatherFest & Nature PhotoFest
April 9 -12, 2015
Galveston Island, Texas


Wed, Apr 8, 4-6pm
Thurs, Apr 9, 5:30am - 6:00pm
Fri, Apr 10, 5:15am -7:30pm
Sat, Apr 11, 5:15am - 5:00pm
Sun, Apr 12, 7:00am-1:00pm

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FeatherFest Headquarters
4700 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77551

The directions to FeatherFest Headquarters are quite easy. When coming on to the Island on I-45, once you cross the causeway I-45 becomes Broadway. FeatherFest Headquarters is conveniently located at 4700 Broadway on the left (north) side of the street. We are in the Island Community Center. Click here for a picture of the building.

Start Planning Your FeatherFest Adventure Today

Credit: Tim Timmis

Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council is excited to announce that FeatherFest 2015 online registration will begin on December 1. The FeatherFest website is now updated with all of the 2015 Birding & Photography Field Trips, Workshops and FledglingFest events so you can begin planning your itinerary!

You’ll want to check out some of our new FeatherFest events for 2015 – our Brazos Bend State Park field trip, Nature Photography by Kayak, FledglingFest Plus: Beyond Basic Birding for All Ages, and our pre-festival first-time offerings - Beaumont Area Birding with Glenn Olsen and Rookery Photography in Rockport with Larry Ditto!

With more than 100 field trips, workshops and social events, you will have plenty to choose from at FeatherFest 2015. Don’t miss one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and one of the few with a dedicated nature photography track.

Galveston is one of the top locations for birding in the nation, and FeatherFest is held during early spring migration - a great time to visit world-renowned birding hot spots like Bolivar Flats and High Island.

There is something for everyone at FeatherFest 2015, whether you’re a novice or an experienced nature lover. Expert-led excursions by bus and boat will visit a variety of habitats, from beaches to bays, bay marshes to wetlands, and coastal prairies to upland wood motts. On April 11 & 12, kids and their grown-ups can experience FledglingFest – activities designed specifically for ages 6 and up including a Galveston Birding Secrets session, two field trips by bus, a tour of the sea turtle barn and an outing by boat. And don’t forget the free Birds of Prey Raptor show!

"Birds Eye View" field trippers having some serious fun at Bolivar Flats, a birding mecca on the Texas coast. Credit: Tim Timmis

Little birders and their grown-ups enjoyed new FledglingFest trips by boat and bus, exploring the natural side of Galveston Island. Credit: Anja Borski

For Further Information

FeatherFest Hotline: 832.459.5533
Nature Tourism Info: 409.789.8125
Mail: Galveston FeatherFest, P.O. Box 1468
Galveston, TX 77553-1468

FeatherFest is a project of the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council which supports nature tourism and education, and promotes the value of area natural habitats.

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