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Jim Stevenson

Jim is Director of the Galveston Ornithological Society, a professional bird guide and is currently finishing his tenth published book. Many of you already have his ninth, Birdlife of Galveston. On his field trips, we make a stop at his house, where his yard has recorded 323 species of birds in his 24 years living there – highest ever in the US!

Raised by an ornithologist, he has been birding over 60 years, having traveled all over the world and seen well over 6000 species of birds. His graduate work was conducted on bird migration in the Gulf States, which eventually led him to reside in Galveston. Jim has had nine books published, and also publishes a nature newspaper, Gulls n Herons. That and his books are available at the GOS booth.

If you are not on his free bird picture list, with valuable commentary, be sure to sign up at the Galveston Ornithological Society’s desk!

Upcoming Events

April 2020
April 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This field trip searches for the spring songbird richness found on West Galveston Island, with a special emphasis on warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles, grosbeaks and buntings. Guests will walk through Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve, Galveston’s crown jewel for migrating songbirds. Several species of vireos and warblers were seen in the oak mott last spring. Freshwater ponds at the entrance to the preserve provide up-close views of migrating shorebirds, ducks, both species of dowitchers and yellowlegs, Solitary and Pectoral Sandpipers, Marsh…

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April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This field trip searches for the spring songbird richness found on West Galveston Island, with a special emphasis on warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles, grosbeaks and buntings. Guests will walk through Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve, Galveston’s crown jewel for migrating songbirds. Several species of vireos and warblers were seen in the oak mott last spring. Freshwater ponds at the entrance to the preserve provide up-close views of migrating shorebirds, ducks, both species of dowitchers and yellowlegs, Solitary and Pectoral Sandpipers, Marsh…

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April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This field trip searches for the spring songbird richness found on West Galveston Island, with a special emphasis on warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles, grosbeaks and buntings. Guests will walk through Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve, Galveston’s crown jewel for migrating songbirds. Several species of vireos and warblers were seen in the oak mott last spring. Freshwater ponds at the entrance to the preserve provide up-close views of migrating shorebirds, ducks, both species of dowitchers and yellowlegs, Solitary and Pectoral Sandpipers, Marsh…

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April 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Close out your FeatherFest experience with a morning trip to Galveston’s magic West End, visiting Jim’s favorite spots. Every day a new batch of birds arrives and Jim knows where to find them! What an excellent way to top off your FeatherFest birding adventure.      

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