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Events for April 8 - April 9 › FledglingFest

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April 2017
April 8 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

NEW EVENT! Get a close-up look at the many critters, plants and birds that inhabit the bay. Tour activities include hands-on seining, watershed conversation, searching for fiddler crabs, plant/sea life identification and exploration led by volunteers from Galveston Bay Area- Texas Master Naturalist Chapter…

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April 8 @ 8:45 am - 10:15 am

Our first FledglingFest event of the day will be by boat! Board the Seagull II to explore the waters of the Galveston Harbor and Bay searching for dolphins and birds. What could be more fun?

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April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Back by popular demand, our FledglingFest events are designed specifically for children and their grown-ups! In a classroom setting, your group will explore birds and birding, an outdoor activity that can be done by adults and children alike and together – anywhere, anytime, and at virtually no cost. Learn why the Galveston area is one of the best in the USA to see a wide variety of birds. Discover together: What “birding” really is Bird identification techniques Places nearby to…

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April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Migrating birds won’t be the only wildlife you’ll see during FeatherFest! Live birds of prey will soar right above you during the free raptor shows at the Galveston Community Center. Audience members of all ages will be enthralled as raptors demonstrate their hunting styles in exciting free-flight presentations. Everyone is sure to be all ears to hear about the birds’ natural history and their unique traits and abilities. Red-tailed and Harris’s hawks, a Eurasian Eagle, Barn and Great Horned owls,…

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April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NEW EVENT!   Take a tour of the Rainforest with one of the Moody Gardens' biologists as you explore a variety of birds from rainforest regions of the world. You will learn all about bird biology and adaptations in a fun, interactive program. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes.

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April 8 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Hop on board for a birding field trip by bus on Galveston Island! Your leaders will introduce you to the fun and exciting world of birding while taking you to some of the best birding spots on Galveston Island to help you look for and identify birds.

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April 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

More birding for kiddos and their grown-ups! On this field trip, participants will learn how to identify more species and learn the basics of doing a bird survey such as Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count or one of the several monthly bird counts in the Galveston/Houston Area.

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April 9 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

NEW EVENT! Get a close-up look at the many critters, plants and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and beach.  Tour activities include hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs, sea turtle chats, and beachcombing including sea bean lore led by volunteers from Galveston Bay…

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April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Migrating birds won’t be the only wildlife you’ll see during FeatherFest! Live birds of prey will soar right above you during the free raptor shows at the Galveston Community Center. Audience members of all ages will be enthralled as raptors demonstrate their hunting styles in exciting free-flight presentations. Everyone is sure to be all ears to hear about the birds’ natural history and their unique traits and abilities. Red-tailed and Harris’s hawks, a Eurasian Eagle, Barn and Great Horned owls,…

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