Join Jon Dunn, one of North America’s most knowledgeable ornithologists, for a birding tour of Galveston Island. Jon has extensive knowledge of the identification and distribution of North American birds, co-authoring the sixth and seventh editions of National Geographic Society’s Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and the Peterson Field Guide to Warblers. Jon is joined by one of Galveston’s local birding experts Alice Anne O’Donell. You will explore the many habitats that birds live and migrate through on the island, going anywhere on the Island…based on where the birds are! Jon will decide the destinations depending on what has been scouted out before the festival. He’ll check out Corps Woods, Lafitte’s Cove, the East End Flats, Sportsman Road and sites all the way to San Luis Pass so that he’ll be able to take you to all the best birding spots on the Island. Get ready to see the diversity Galveston Island has to offer with one of the premier birding experts in the country. It promises to be a fun-filled way to begin the festival!
Bring: water, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray