This first-time FeatherFest field trip is designed for those who love to bird but prefer less walking. Enjoy this leisurely bus ride through central Galveston Island, south to north, to areas where birds normally congregate, stopping at various locales allowing easy access off the bus.
We start at a beachfront pool that attracts gulls and terns. Moving towards the West Bay, brings us to open areas where migrating shorebirds stop to forage. We then head through fresh and briny marshes looking for herons, egrets, rails, and waterfowl. Looking up we search for Osprey, hawks, and kites. Along Sportsman Road, we should have opportunities to observe oystercatchers, terns, skimmers, and possible late departing loons and Eared Grebes.
Bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray