Top Bird-Watching Spots in Galveston

Birdwatchers will travel practically anywhere in the world they can afford to see different species of birds. The enjoyment of seeing an uncommon bird is what drives them to do what they do. And one wonderful location to bird-watch and see lots of types and breeds is Galveston, Texas.

Galveston Island is a central meeting spot for birds flying both north and south. For the northern migratory birds, it is a rest stop during their trip to Mexico for the winter and during their trip back in the spring. Three hundred different varieties of birds have been counted on the island at various times of the year.

In addition, quite a few waterfowl have made a permanent home on the island, and there's a variety of nesting types and varieties to be observed. Guided tours are organized throughout the year to see the birds in their mating, nesting, and migratory seasons. Half or full day tours on water or on land head out on a regular basis to see the birds. Some locations offer unique classes to teach visitors on the particular birds' backgrounds and histories. One particular facility provides classes on bird photography, discussing methodology, equipment needs and photo editing to bring out the best in your pictures.

Hurricane Ike, which hit the region several years ago, devastated Galveston Island and its bird population. Like most things in nature, though, the region has quickly recovered, and nearly all of the varieties existing on the island prior to the storm have returned to nest again. Boat tours to the islands Anahuac and Bolivar provide a possibility to see some of the rarer birds that have returned to the area.

In the springtime, Galveston holds a unique bird-watching festival called the Galveston Featherfest. Birdwatchers from around the country flock to the site throughout this time to get in on the three-day festival. Over 100 different tours are held during Featherfest, as well as a lot of activities and special events. It's a location where birdwatchers can all get together to swap tales and photos, and see new and different varieties of birds they may never have seen before.

(Back to Articles)   viewed: 11866


Adventure Expeditions LLC

costa rica travel, costa rica adventures, costa rica vacation, costa rica lodges, belize travel, belize adventure travel, belize vacation, belize lodges, panama travel, panama adventure travel, panama vacation, panama lodges, honduras travel, honduras adventures, honduras vacation, honduras lodges, nicaragua travel, nicaragua adventure, nicaragua vacation, peru travel, machu picchu, inca trail, peru adventures, peru lodges, peru vacation, ecuador vacation, ecuador lodges, ecuador adventure, ecuador vacation. galapagos, galapagos adventure, galapagos cruises, galapagos yachts, amazon, amazon river travel, amazon lodges, amazon adventure, amazon vacation, venezuela adventure, venezuela lodges, angel falls, bahamas travel, bahamas adventure, bahama villas, out island bahamas, island travel, island vacation, island adventures, fiji travel, fiji cruises, adventure honeymoon, family vacations, family adventures, africa adventure, africa travel, south africa travel, south africa safari, africa safari, safaris, kenya travel, kenya safari, kenya lodges, tanzania lodges, tanzania adventure, tanzania safari, wildlife safari, game lodges, tented safaris, africa adventure, eco travel, eco adventures, eco vacation, eco safaris, active vacation, adventure vacation, adventure expeditions, expeditions, adventure tours, tours, africa tours, central america tours, south america tours, eco tours

Quantum Internet Systems, Inc.
Creator of Quantum Web Engine Site Powered by Quantum Web Engine Web Articles