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Robert Becker

Robert Becker moved to Texas in 2004 and has birding ever since. A native Pennsylvanian, he bought his first camera in 1972 and began photographing birds and other wildlife. Becker’s life list includes more than 560 avian species across Texas, Arizona, Cape May,  Duluth, Minn., South Florida and around the Great Lakes. He has also birded  Mexico, Honduras, Belize and Costa Rica. Becker, who resides in Galveston, is a member of the Texas Ornithological Society, Houston Audubon and Galveston Audubon group. He writes a birding blog for Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and leads birding walks on the island. Becker holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from American University and worked as a reporter, editor and columnist for newspapers including the Houston Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the San Juan Star. Becker is an administrator and founding member of Birding the Upper Texas Coast Facebook group; his online galleries of more than 5,000 photographs can be viewed on his Flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/13451078@N03/

Upcoming Events

April 2023
April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This first-time FeatherFest field trip is designed for those who love to bird but prefer less walking. Enjoy this leisurely bus ride through central Galveston Island, south to north, to areas where birds normally congregate, stopping at various locales allowing easy access off the bus. We start at a beachfront pool that attracts gulls and terns. Moving towards the West Bay, brings us to open areas where migrating shorebirds stop to forage. We then head through fresh and briny marshes…

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April 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

The spectacle of a water bird nesting rookery is a birder “must see.” North Deer Island has 1.7 miles of protected shoreline which supports nesting habitat for the threatened Reddish Egret and 16 other bird species. Rookeries dot the Texas Gulf coast. Among the best in Texas is 144-acre North Deer Island shared by nesting herons, egrets, ibis, cormorants, shorebirds and seabirds. You’ll witness the sight, sounds and smells of thousands of Brown Pelican (approximately 40% of TX coastal nesters),…

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