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Mort Voller

mort-vollerMort Voller grew up in the UK and, from his earliest years, spent hours outdoors exploring and appreciating nature. Sciences were a strong point at school and at university where he spent time in the field studying geology.

After years of corporate life in the UK, Canada and USA (mainly Houston), he and wife Brenda chose to retire to Galveston Island since its naturalness had appealed to them and to their children thru many visits. Latent interest in nature and birding in particular led to learning more about the wildlife of Galveston Island from Jim Stevenson. Mort started and helped lead the Sunday Birding walks at Galveston Island State Park which led to an involvement with FeatherFest 2003 leading Birding by Kayak trips. From there he went on to serve on the FeatherFest 2004 Committee and later to actually coordinating the incorporation of GINTC and leading FeatherFest development thru 2008. Mort is not a lister and does not claim to be an ace birder. He’s an amateur and just loves to take folks out and enthusiastically engage them in the birding experience, especially on Galveston Island. He is registered as a Birding Pal.

Upcoming Events

April 2020
April 17 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 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,…

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April 18 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what the Texas Birding Classic, Birdathon and birding competitions are all about? This is your chance to have that experience. Join birding expert Greg Miller (of “The Big Year” fame) and his logistics team to engage in this fast-paced, fun competition to top birding sites on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. Greg along with handpicked local birders will lead you to their best, secret Galveston County birding locations where participants will spot, listen, locate, describe, identify,…

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