This trip to a private ranch was offered last year as a pre-festival trip. It was such a success that we are offering it twice this year – as a pre-festival trip and a post-festival trip so you can either begin or end your FeatherFest adventure at Hall’s Bayou Ranch!
Hall’s Bayou Ranch encompasses over 25,000 acres of private land that begins at Halls Lake near Alvin TX and flows southeasterly into West Galveston Bay. It is somewhat secluded and normally open only to members. FeatherFest has been given exclusive entry to this beautiful locale. Operated for farming and ranching in the early days (founded in 1943), management changed the focus to hunting, fishing and a strong dedication to habitat development and conservation. This bayou is host to tens of thousands of waterfowl in the winter attracted by extensive beds of wild celery. Part of the Galveston Bay western estuary, Hall’s Bayou is a welcome corridor for migrants featuring freshwater and saltwater habitat. Passerines forage on native grasses and open tree lines of secluded live oak. Shorebirds and waterbirds work the tides of the marsh. The area draws its share of raptors as well to the open ranch.
Bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray.
This is a meet-at-site trip. Driving directions will be emailed prior to the trip. Once at the meeting site, participants will board a bus for the field trip.