Galveston, Texas: A Bird-Watcher's Delight

Birdwatchers will go almost any place in the world they can afford to see different varieties of birds. The enjoyment of seeing a scarce bird is what drives them to do what they do. And one fantastic place to bird-watch and see lots of varieties 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 while traveling to Mexico for the winter and while traveling back in the spring. Three hundred various varieties of birds have been counted on the island at different times of the year.

In addition, several waterfowl have made a permanent home on the island, and there's an assortment of nesting types and varieties to be observed. Guided tours are arranged all through the year to see the birds in their mating, nesting, and migratory seasons. Half or full day tours on water or on land go out frequently to see the birds. Some sites offer unique classes to enlighten visitors on the specific birds' backgrounds and histories. One special 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 area several years ago, devastated Galveston Island and its bird population. Like most things in nature, though, the area has rapidly recovered, and pretty much all of the varieties present on the island before the storm have returned to nest again. Boat tours to the islands Anahuac and Bolivar provide an opportunity to see some of the rarer birds that have returned to the area.

During the springtime, Galveston holds a unique bird-watching festival called the Galveston Featherfest. Birdwatchers from all over the nation flock to the site for the duration of this time to get in on the three-day festival. Over 100 various tours are offered during Featherfest, as well as plenty of activities and special events. It's a place where birdwatchers can all get with each other to swap tales and pictures, and see new and various varieties of birds they may never have seen before.

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