2016 FeatherFest Sets Species Record
626 birders and photographers of all ages attended Galveston’s FeatherFest Birding and Nature Photography Festival held April 14-17, 2016. An all-time species record of 251 resident, seasonal and migrating birds were spotted over the four-day festival, as birders and nature enthusiasts from around the country attended workshops, fieldtrips and social events organized by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council. Check out our Bird Sightings at FeatherFest 2016 here.
Galveston’s FeatherFest is gaining in popularity with participants flocking to Galveston Island from 28 states, Canada and U.S. Territories. As one of the largest birding festivals in the state and the only one with a dedicated photography track, attendees represent a broad range of interests and experience levels. Next year’s festival will be held April 6-9. Online registration will begin in early December.
The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) would like to thank their gracious University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) hosts, Dr. Ben Raimer and Mr. Doug Matthews, who made it possible for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UTMB to serve as FeatherFest headquarters.
FeatherFest PhotoFest Grand Prize Winner: Richard Howard, Two in a Million,
Snow Geese at Anahuac Wildlife Refuge
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.