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Alice Anne O’Donell


Alice Anne is a longtime Galveston resident and retired UTMB physician. She is a former board member for Houston Audubon, past chairman of Galveston County Audubon Group and now serves as the field trip leader for that group. She is on the board of Galveston Island Tree Conservancy as well as the East End Lagoon Nature Park & Preserve Advisory Committee. She was on the planning committee for the first FeatherFest as well as being one of the original trip leaders and speakers. Her passions are UTC shorebirds and coastal habitat management.

Upcoming Events

April 2020
April 16 @ 6:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join Greg Miller at what is called “one of the finest migratory locations in North America” – the southern end of the Bolivar Peninsula. Shorebirds, terns, herons, egrets and other water birds will give participants an unforgettable field experience. Targets: Expect to see at least 80 – 100 species! For example, 5 species of plovers, 7 species of terns, 4 species of gulls, Dowitchers, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Harrier, American Avocet, Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Curlew, Whimbrel, Red Knot, White-tailed Kite, Marsh…

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April 17 @ 5:30 am - 11:30 am

During  this field trip we will visit some areas not normally publicly accessible.  Virginia Point is a historic peninsula location across Galveston Bay comprising the wonderful 3,000 acres of mainland bay margin which SCENIC GALVESTON, Inc. (SG) has acquired for permanent conservation protection.  Visitors coming into or out of Galveston on I-45 (the O’Quinn Estuary Corridor) see the results of this non-profit’s work on both flanks, and those areas are open to the public.

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April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm

On this unique once-in-a-lifetime field trip, participants will have the opportunity to visit The Lost Bird Traveling Exhibit and Galveston’s new Eskimo Curlew Memorial Sculpture with The Lost Bird Project director and sculptor Todd McGrain. We will learn about these once-thriving birds through thought-provoking memorials that link art with natural history and highlight humans’ impact on biodiversity. There is perhaps no timelier message than the alarming rate of species extinction.  Although 40% of the world’s bird species is in decline, and 1…

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